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The Stagnation in The Reduction of Germany’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Bernadechi, Mia (2019) EKHK18 20191
Department of Economic History
Abstract
The Energiewende is seen as the infrastructure project of the century. An energy transition that effects every sector in German society.
While the expansion of renewable energy source technologies, such as solar photovoltaics and wind turbines has been rapid in Germany the country will miss both its national greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target and the lower target set by the EU.
Using the theoretical framework of the multi-level perspective, underpinned by insights from neo-institutionalism, this thesis investigates why the reduction in Germany’s GHG emissions has halted despite the rapid expansion of renewable energy source technologies. The analysis shows that Germany is on a substation transition pathway and that the... (More)
The Energiewende is seen as the infrastructure project of the century. An energy transition that effects every sector in German society.
While the expansion of renewable energy source technologies, such as solar photovoltaics and wind turbines has been rapid in Germany the country will miss both its national greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target and the lower target set by the EU.
Using the theoretical framework of the multi-level perspective, underpinned by insights from neo-institutionalism, this thesis investigates why the reduction in Germany’s GHG emissions has halted despite the rapid expansion of renewable energy source technologies. The analysis shows that Germany is on a substation transition pathway and that the resistance strategies deployed by the incumbent system actors against renewable energy source technologies might explain the stagnation in GHG emission reduction. (Less)
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Bernadechi, Mia
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EKHK18 20191
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  abstract     = {The Energiewende is seen as the infrastructure project of the century. An energy transition that effects every sector in German society.
While the expansion of renewable energy source technologies, such as solar photovoltaics and wind turbines has been rapid in Germany the country will miss both its national greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target and the lower target set by the EU.
Using the theoretical framework of the multi-level perspective, underpinned by insights from neo-institutionalism, this thesis investigates why the reduction in Germany’s GHG emissions has halted despite the rapid expansion of renewable energy source technologies. The analysis shows that Germany is on a substation transition pathway and that the resistance strategies deployed by the incumbent system actors against renewable energy source technologies might explain the stagnation in GHG emission reduction.},
  author       = {Bernadechi, Mia},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Stagnation in The Reduction of Germany’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions},
  year         = {2019},
}