Contributions to Economics

Multiplying Mighty Davids?

The Influence of Energy Cooperatives on Germany's Energy Transition

Authors: Debor, Sarah

  • Explores the potentials and limitations of energy cooperatives as main players in Germany's energy transition
  • Collects unique data on German energy cooperatives
  • Contributes theoretically towards supplementing actor research and enterprise research in the field of sustainability transitions science
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About this book

This book systematically describes and evaluates the impact of energy cooperatives as a key driving force in the German energy transition toward a sustainability-oriented energy sector. Based on a comprehensive survey and three case studies, it provides an instructive overview of the overall dimensions and scope of energy cooperatives in Germany, and of their history, structure and current investment projects. The book not only contributes to the energy policy discourse in Germany, but also highlights the role of energy cooperatives to enable an international readership to explore their potential in other countries. Further, it makes a theoretical contribution toward substantially supplementing actor research in general, and enterprise research in particular, in the field of sustainability transitions science.

About the authors

Sarah Debor focusses her research on the German energy transition, business models, innovative grassroots pioneers and energy cooperatives. She successfully completed the PhD program in business and economics at the Schumpeter School of the University of Wuppertal, Germany in 2017. For the time of her PhD, she was researcher at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH, Germany as well as part of the Science Cluster on the Great Transformation of the Heinrich Boell Foundation.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Debor, Sarah

    Pages 1-11

  • Energy Cooperatives: A ‘New’ Phenomenon in Germany

    Debor, Sarah

    Pages 13-20

  • Germany’s Energiewende

    Debor, Sarah

    Pages 21-35

  • Organisations in the Context of Socio-technical Transitions

    Debor, Sarah

    Pages 37-102

  • Research Design and Methods

    Debor, Sarah

    Pages 103-126

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77628-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: June 26, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77627-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiplying Mighty Davids?
Book Subtitle
The Influence of Energy Cooperatives on Germany's Energy Transition
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77628-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77628-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77627-9
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 425
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
Topics