Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146198
Authors: 
Gawel, Erik
Strunz, Sebastian
Lehmann, Paul
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/6
Abstract: 
This paper frames the transition towards clean energies as a sequential process of instrument choice and instrument change. First, regulators decide how to initiate the transition away from fossil energies. Here, support policies for renewable electricity are politically convenient because they face low resistance from fossil energies' interest groups. In the second stage, regulators need to adapt support policies for renewables to challenges arising along the transition pathway. We empirically substantiate our arguments by tracing the development of support policies in Germany. Against the backdrop of this analysis, we point towards small-step policies that could foster the transition process.
Subjects: 
instrument change
instrument choice
renewables
rent management
support policies
JEL: 
D72
D78
H25
Q42
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-049-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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