Lecture Notes in Energy

Concepts and Instruments for a Rational Bioenergy Policy

A New Institutional Economics Approach

Authors: Purkus, Alexandra

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  • Provides an in-depth economic analysis of the challenges associated with bioenergy use and bioenergy policymaking
  • Develops an analytical framework for the derivation of bioenergy policy recommendations
  • Highlights a case study analysis of Germany’s bioenergy policy      
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This book provides an in-depth economic analysis of the challenges associated with bioenergy use and production. Drawing on New Institutional Economics and the theory of economic policy, it develops theory-based recommendations for a bioenergy policy that strives for efficiency and sustainability. Further, it shows how to deal with diverse uncertainties and constraints, such as institutional path dependencies, transaction costs, multiple and conflicting policy aims, and interacting market failures, while also applying the resulting theoretical insights to a case study analysis of Germany’s bioenergy policy. As such, the book aims to bridge the gap between practical bioenergy policymaking on the one hand, and neoclassical theory-based concepts that strictly focus on a minimization of greenhouse gas mitigation costs on the other.             

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Alexandra Purkus is an economic researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ. She holds a Diploma in Economics with an Environmental Focus from the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany, and a Master of Science by Research in Global Environmental Change from the University of Edinburgh, UK. At the UFZ, Alexandra Purkus wrote her doctoral thesis as part of an interdisciplinary working group on bioenergy systems analysis, in cooperation with the Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ) and the University of Leipzig. Currently, her research focuses on renewable energy policy design and governance challenges of transitioning to a bioeconomy.      

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Concepts and Instruments for a Rational Bioenergy Policy
Book Subtitle
A New Institutional Economics Approach
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Energy
Series Volume
55
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31135-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31135-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31134-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80972-4
Series ISSN
2195-1284
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 404
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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