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Lecture Notes in Energy

The Geopolitics of Renewables

Editors: Scholten, Daniel (Ed.)

  • Features the first in-depth look at the geopolitical implications of a transition towards renewable energy
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of strategic realities and policy challenges of countries and regions such as the US, EU, China, India, OPEC, and Russia
  • Offers a novel analytical framework to understand the emerging energy game
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Renewables are a game changer for interstate energy relations. Their abundance and intermittency, possibilities for decentral generation and use of rare earth materials, and generally electric nature of transportation make them very different from fossil fuels. What do these geographic and technical characteristics of renewable energy systems imply for infrastructure topology and operations, business models, and energy markets? What are the consequences for the strategic realities and policy considerations of producer, consumer, and transit countries and energy-related patterns of cooperation and conflict between them? Who are the winners and losers?

 

The Geopolitics of Renewables is the first in-depth exploration of the implications for interstate energy relations of a transition towards renewable energy. Fifteen international scholars combine insights from several disciplines - international relations, geopolitics, energy security, renewable energy technology, economics, sustainability transitions, and energy policy - to establish a comprehensive overview and understanding of the emerging energy game. Focus is on contemporary developments and how they may shape the coming decades on three levels of analysis:

·              The emerging global energy game; winners and losers

·              Regional and bilateral energy relations of established and rising powers

·              Infrastructure developments and governance responses

 

The book is recommended for academics and policy makers. It offers a novel analytical framework that moves from geography and technology to economics and politics to investigate the geopolitical implications of renewable energy and provides practical illustrations and policy recommendations related to specific countries and regions such as the US, EU, China, India, OPEC, and Russia

 

About the authors

Daniel Scholten is Assistant Professor in geopolitics of renewables at Delft University of Technology. He also writes on the governance of renewable energy systems, renewable energy security, transitions to sustainability, and European integration. His research combines engineering insights on renewable energy systems with institutional economics, political science, and international relations. He has authored publications in Technical Forecasting and Social Change, Energy, Sustainability, and the Journal of Common Market Studies among others.

Dr. Scholten has been an affiliated research fellow at the Energy Programme Asia of the International Institute for Asian Studies in Leiden and a lecturer of International Political Economy at Webster University Leiden. In addition, he was the managing editor of the international journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries between 2011-2016. He defended his dissertation on the organizational requirements of future energy systems at TU Delft in 2012 and holds degrees in Political Science (Radboud University, 2003) and International and European Relations (University of Amsterdam, 2006, with distinction).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Geopolitics of Renewables—An Introduction and Expectations

    Scholten, Daniel

    Pages 1-33

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  • Geopolitics of the Renewable Energy Game and Its Potential Impact upon Global Power Relations

    Criekemans, David

    Pages 37-73

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  • Redrawing the Geopolitical Map: International Relations and Renewable Energies

    Smith Stegen, Karen

    Pages 75-95

  • Battling for a Shrinking Market: Oil Producers, the Renewables Revolution, and the Risk of Stranded Assets

    Van de Graaf, Thijs

    Pages 97-121

  • The Geopolitical Implications of a Clean Energy Future from the Perspective of the United States

    Sivaram, Varun (et al.)

    Pages 125-162

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-67855-9
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-67854-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geopolitics of Renewables
Editors
  • Daniel Scholten
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Energy
Series Volume
61
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67855-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67855-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67854-2
Series ISSN
2195-1284
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 338
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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