Renewable Energy Policy and Politics

Edited by Karl Mallon 
Earthscan  February 2006  

Paperback  288 pages  ISBN 9781844071265      £55.00
  • Examines the renewable energy sector and its stakeholders, analysing the reasons for past failures and the key features of successful policies
  • Written in clear terms, this book contains the experience of world leaders in this field. It will be an essential reference for decision-makers, offering a deep understanding of the underlying mechanisms

At a time when renewable energy attracts varying degrees of political support and mixed success in policy implementation, clear information on why and how to promote renewable energy markets is much needed, for decision-makers in particular. This book meets that need.

The reason for exploiting renewable energy sources should not be because they are cheap, or because fossil fuels are running out. The crucial reasons are: saving the environment, developing new industries and establishing more secure sources of energy. This book outlines how renewable energies can be promoted at a political level, encouraging the expansion of current markets and the establishment of new industries. Critical pathways are made clear, and key stakeholders are identified and described. Acknowledging the importance of the media and the interaction between public and private bodies, this book sets out the rules of the game, the stakes and the strategies for success.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Myths, Oversights and Pitfalls
  • Ten Features of Highly Successful Markets
  • Country Case Studies
  • A to Z of Stakeholders
  • Achieving Legislation
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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