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The European Dimension of Germany’s Energy Transition

Opportunities and Conflicts

Editors: Gawel, E., Strunz, S., Lehmann, P., Purkus, A. (Eds.)

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  • Offers an in-depth analysis of the links between the German energy transition and the EU climate and energy policy framework
  • Provides a comprehensive treatment from an interdisciplinary perspective 
  • Identifies synergies, but also pitfalls on the road towards an EU-wide energy transition
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This book addresses the interactions between Germany’s energy transition and the EU’s energy policy framework. It seeks to analyze the manifold connections between the prospects of the proclaimed “Energy Union” and the future of Germany’s energy transition, and identifies relevant lessons for the transformation at the EU level that can be learned from the case of Germany, as a first-mover of transforming energy systems towards renewables. The various repercussions (political, economic and systemic) from the national transition are explored within the EU context as it responds to the German transition, taking into account both existing frictions and potential synergies between predominantly national sustainability policies and the EU’s push towards harmonized policies within a common market. The book’s overall aim is to identify the most critical issues, in order to avoid pitfalls and capitalize on opportunities.


About the authors

Erik Gawel is Full Professor of Economics, esp. Environmental Institutional Economics, and Director of the Institute for Infrastructure and Resources Management at Leipzig University, Germany. He is also heading the Department of Economics at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig. He graduated from Cologne University with diploma and PhD in economics. He was Visiting Professor in the Postgraduate Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG) “Risk Regulation and System of Civil Law” (Bremen University) and habilitated at Augsburg University, Germany. He was scholarship-holder of the German National Academic Foundation, the DFG and Max Planck Society. He is, i.a., member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and academic editor of the journal “energies”. His main areas of research are environmental and energy economics, new institutional economics, esp. law and economics, as well as public finance.

Sebastian Strunz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig. His main research deals with the politico-economic conditions of sustainability transitions, with a particular focus on Germany’s energy transition in the European context. Before joining the UFZ, he earned a PhD in sustainability economics at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg and a Magister Artium in economics and political science at the University of Heidelberg. His further research areas include the conceptual foundations of sustainability economics and the methodology of transition research.

Paul Lehmann heads a junior research group at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science at the University of Leipzig. He is also a guest researcher at the Department of Economics at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig. Previously, he was a post-doctoral researcher at UFZ and spent research visits at Resources for the Future (RFF), Washington, DC, and the University of Oxford. He holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Leipzig and PhD in Economics from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. He is interested in the economic analysis of policy instruments in the fields of climate, energy and water policy. His junior research group investigates policy strategies to mitigate ecological trade-offs related to the deployment of renewable energies.

 

Alexandra Purkus is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig. Her work focusses on the interplay between climate and energy policy and sustainable land use, particularly in the context of renewable resource und energy use. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Leipzig, a Diploma in Economics with an Environmental Focus from the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, and a Master of Science by Research in Global Environmental Change from the University of Edinburgh. In her doctoral thesis, she investigated German and European bioenergy policy from a new institutional economics perspective, as part of an interdisciplinary working group on bioenergy systems analysis at the UFZ. Further research interests include environmental, ecological and innovation economics. 

Table of contents (32 chapters)

Table of contents (32 chapters)
  • Towards a European Energy Transition? A Review of Current Policy Challenges and Scientific Debates

    Pages 1-7

    Gawel, Erik (et al.)

  • EU Climate and Energy Policy Beyond 2020: Are Additional Targets and Instruments for Renewables Economically Reasonable?

    Pages 11-26

    Lehmann, Paul (et al.)

  • EU Climate and Energy Policy Beyond 2020: Is a Single Target for GHG Reduction Sufficient?

    Pages 27-43

    Smith, Alistair (et al.)

  • Assessment of Policy Pathways for Reaching the EU Target of (At Least) 27% Renewable Energies by 2030

    Pages 45-65

    Resch, Gustav (et al.)

  • The Influence of European State Aid Law on the Design of Support Schemes for Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources in Germany and Other Member States

    Pages 67-82

    Kahles, Markus (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03374-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03373-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The European Dimension of Germany’s Energy Transition
Book Subtitle
Opportunities and Conflicts
Editors
  • Erik Gawel
  • Sebastian Strunz
  • Paul Lehmann
  • Alexandra Purkus
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03374-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03374-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03373-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 559
Number of Illustrations
70 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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