Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146222
Authors: 
Lepesant, Gilles
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/29
Abstract: 
The European Union (EU) has set targets for gradually reducing greenhouse gas emissions through 2050. One of the instruments involved is the 2009 Renewable Energy Directive, which specifies a 20 per cent renewable energy target for the EU by 2020. This paper reviews tensions and institutional innovations that can arise at local and regional levels within the context of the implementation of this policy. Drawing on empirical evidence collected in two regions, one in a federal country (Brandenburg in Germany), one in a unitary state (Aquitaine in France), the paper describes the factors that determine community and market acceptance of renewable energies, suggesting that appropriate multi-level governance schemes are instrumental in the successful adoption and implementation of EU priorities at the local level.
Subjects: 
European Union
renewable energies
Germany
France
forestry
multi-level governance
JEL: 
O21
Q23
R14
R52
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-072-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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