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From Thinking Globally about Climate Change to Acting Locally on the Energy Challenge

Ion Bogdan Vasi

in Winds of Change: The Environmental Movement and the Global Development of the Wind Energy Industry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746927
eISBN:
9780199827169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746927.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter shows that although American environmental groups had little success in influencing federal energy policies, they contributed to a significant increase in local demand for renewable ... More


Law and Policy in the United States

Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne

in Climate Change Law and Policy: EU and US Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199553419
eISBN:
9780191594984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553419.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Private International Law

This chapter provides an overview of how the US political system functions, focusing on the role of federalism in shaping policy-making. It reviews the history of environmental policymaking in the US ... More


Expanding Job Opportunities through Clean Energy Investments

Robert Pollin

in Greening the Global Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028233
eISBN:
9780262322867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028233.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter shows how building a clean energy economy will be a positive source of net job creation in all regions of the globe, even after taking account of job losses generated by fossil fuel ... More


Conclusion

Leah Cardamore Stokes

in Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190074258
eISBN:
9780190074296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190074258.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 9, the book’s conclusion, charts a path forward both theoretically and empirically. It shows how using a more complex model of policy feedback enables a better understanding of the conditions ... More


The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions at Sub-National Level: Understanding the Role of International Climate Regimes in Energy Policy in Two Brazilian States

Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira and Celio Andrade

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0027
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the political economy aspects, particularly the influence of the Clean Development Mechanism, in clean energy and climate change policies in the states of Bahia and Rio Grande ... More


A Policy Agenda That Can Work

Robert Pollin

in Greening the Global Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028233
eISBN:
9780262322867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028233.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the need for effective industrial policies to achieve a successful clean energy transition. A variety of specific policy tools will be needed to create large and stable clean ... More


Engaging with Government: Extending the Web

Bina Agarwal

in Gender and Green Governance: The Political Economy of Women's Presence Within and Beyond Community Forestry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569687
eISBN:
9780191721847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569687.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

Comprehensive solutions to many local problems cannot be found solely within the purview of civil society, or locally. It is also necessary to engage with institutions of government at many levels. ... More


Increasing Access to Clean Energy in Africa: Challenges and Initiatives  

Fui S. Tsikata, Abeeku Brew-Hammond, and Y. B. Osafo

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Africa's development is weighed down by the fact that energy consumption and access to modern energy services are the lowest in the world today. A relatively small number of African countries are ... More


An Enquiry into the Political Economy of the Global Clean Energy Transition Policies and Nigeria’s Federal and State Governments’ Fiscal Policies

David Onyinyechi Agu and Evelyn Nwamaka Ogbeide-Osaretin

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In order to implement clean energy transition programmes, the national and sub-national governments in Nigeria will incur certain costs. Similarly, failure to implement the policies will come with ... More


Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development Goal 7

Govinda Timilsina and Kalim U. Shah

in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Agriculture, Health, Environment, and Energy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190949501
eISBN:
9780197528907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949501.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Since billions of people from the developing world do not have access to electricity and fuels for cooking, the United Nations specified universal access to modern energy as the seventh sustainable ... More


Governing Clean Energy Transitions in China and India

Karoliina Isoaho, Alexandra Goritz, and Nicolai Schulz

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

China and India will have to radically transform their electric power systems in order to decouple economic growth from unsustainable resource consumption. The development and deployment of renewable ... More


Greening the Global Economy

Robert Pollin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028233
eISBN:
9780262322867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028233.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Greening the Global Economy develops a workable solution to stabilizing the global climate through investments in energy efficiency and clean renewable energy. The investment program advanced in the ... More


Climate Finance

Bradly J. Condon and Tapen Sinha

in The Role of Climate Change in Global Economic Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654550
eISBN:
9780191747953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654550.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines climate finance and considers sources of financing and constraints on financing mechanisms in WTO subsidies law. It begins with an overview of multilateral financing mechanisms. ... More


The Sun Always Rises

Andrew Ross

in Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199828265
eISBN:
9780197563205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199828265.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Nothing has driven the growth of metro Phoenix more than the sun’s rays. For most of its residents and visitors, the chief reason for coming to the region was its 334 days of annual sunshine, yet ... More


How to Hit the CO2 Emissions Reduction Target

Robert Pollin

in Greening the Global Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028233
eISBN:
9780262322867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028233.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter develops a simple estimating framework to demonstrate how the global CO2 emissions can realistically fall by 40 percent within 20 years. The framework assumes that an additional 1.5 ... More


Gender and Green Governance: The Political Economy of Women's Presence Within and Beyond Community Forestry

Bina Agarwal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569687
eISBN:
9780191721847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569687.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

Economists studying environmental collective action and green governance have paid little attention to gender. Research on gender and green governance in other disciplines has focused mainly on ... More


Integrating Clean Energy Use in National Poverty Reduction Strategies: Opportunities and Challenges in Rwanda’s Girinka Programme

Chika Ezeanya and Abel Kennedy

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The disappearance of Rwanda’s forests and attendant change in climatic conditions prompted the government to explore clean energy alternatives such as biogas. Unlike at any other time in Rwanda’s ... More


Clean Energy

in Technology Change and the Rise of New Industries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783859
eISBN:
9780804784924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783859.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter explores the three types of clean energy and how the four broad methods of achieving improvements in performance and costs contribute to a better understanding of the potential for ... More


Unorganized Innovation

Steven C. Currall, Ed Frauenheim, Sara Jansen Perry, and Emily M. Hunter

in Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199330706
eISBN:
9780199364008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330706.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

This chapter starts with energy expert Phyllis Cuttino’s observation that America’s approach to clean energy is too messy. A lack of coordination in arenas such as wind power is representative of the ... More


Technology Change and the Rise of New Industries

Jeffrey L. Funk

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783859
eISBN:
9780804784924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783859.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This book explores why new industries emerge at specific moments in time and in certain countries. Part I shows that technologies which experience “exponential” improvements in cost and performance ... More


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