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The Politics of Low-Carbon Innovation

The EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan

Authors: Eikeland, Per Ove, Skjærseth, Jon Birger

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  • Examines the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) as part of wider climate and energy policies
  • Provides the first comprehensive analysis of why the SET-Plan was adopted and what it has achieved
  • Assesses prospects for EU low-carbon innovation based on lessons from the SET-Plan  
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About this book

"Although technological innovation is undoubtedly crucial for addressing climate change, low-carbon innovation policies and politics have hardly been studied. This book clearly reveals the promises and pitfalls of European efforts in this field – recommended reading!"—Sebastian Oberthür, Institute for European Studies, Belguim
"This compact volume effectively addresses a surprisingly unknown territory in an otherwise well-explored landscape. In doing so, it will provide a useful resource to all who follow the uneven progress of climate and energy policy in the EU context, as well as those who are interested in policies to stimulate technology development more broadly."
—Tim Rayner, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, UK

The EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) was aimed at accelerating low-carbon innovation by raising, coordinating and concentrating resources to certain low-carbon technologies. At the ten-year anniversary of the SET-Plan, this book examines why it was adopted and what it has achieved. Using an analytical framework developed to capture the ‘politics of innovation’, the authors trace the history of the Plan from initiation to implementation, and then explain its development as seen from the perspectives of the EU institutions, member-states, industry, the research community and international technology markets. The concluding chapter discusses lessons and prospects for European low-carbon innovation towards 2030 and beyond. This new work fills a void in the literature on EU climate and energy policies, and will appeal to scholars, students and practitioners in these fields.

About the authors

Per Ove Eikeland is Senior Research Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway. His research interests include European energy and climate policies, national energy transitions and corporate strategies. His main publications include the books Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading and Linking EU Climate and Energy Policies.  Jon Birger Skjærseth is Research Professor at the Fridtjof Nansens Institute, Norway. His research interests include international environmental cooperation, EU climate and energy policies and corporate strategies. He has published numerous articles and books, including Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading and Linking EU Climate and Energy Policies.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17913-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: September 14, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17912-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Low-Carbon Innovation
Book Subtitle
The EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17913-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17913-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17912-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 142
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