International Political Economy Series

New Challenges and Solutions for Renewable Energy

Japan, East Asia and Northern Europe

Editors: Midford, Paul, Moe, Espen (Eds.)

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  • Identifies second stage challenges and opportunities for expanding renewable energy into a mainstay of electricity generation that can replace fossil fuels and nuclear power
  • Highlights solutions that include expanding grids regionally and internationally, building flexible smart grids that offer better demand management, and policies that promote the expansion of storage assets
  • Enables consumers to choose power companies based not only on price, but also on method of generation
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This book identifies second stage challenges and opportunities for expanding renewable energy into a mainstay of electricity generation that can replace fossil fuels and nuclear power, comparing Japan with several countries in East Asia and Northern Europe. Environmentally sustainable renewable energy technologies have now overtaken fossil fuel and nuclear technologies in terms of total global investment, and the costs of these technologies and related ones (e.g. storage batteries) are rapidly falling. Yet renewable energy use varies greatly from country to country. Major second stage obstacles to replacing fossil and nuclear-fueled electricity generation include the lack of electricity grid capacity and storage assets. Opportunities and solutions include expanding grids regionally and internationally, building flexible smart grids that offer better demand management, and policies that promote the expansion of storage assets, especially grid batteries and hydrogen. In addition, two key factors – electricity market restructuring through unbundling transmission from electricity generating companies; and electricity market liberalization, especially for retail customers – allow consumers to choose power companies based not only on price, but also on method of generation, especially fossil or nuclear generation versus renewable energy.

About the authors

Paul Midford is Professor of Political Science and Director of the NTNU Japan Program, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Espen Moe is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the NTNU Japan Council at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Challenges and Solutions for Renewable Energy
Book Subtitle
Japan, East Asia and Northern Europe
Editors
  • Paul Midford
  • Espen Moe
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54514-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54514-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54513-0
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 412
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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