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Germany Rethinks its Energy Transition

Josephine Moore and Thane Gustafson

Eighteen years after the adoption of the Renewable Energy Sources Act ( Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz or eeg ), German political and business leaders are re-examining the foundations of the Energiewende (Energy Transition), reconsidering its

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Germany's Energiewende at a Crossroads

Jonas Heering and Thane Gustafson

solar power), the Energiewende has now reached a critical crossroads. It faces three main challenges. First, the Energiewende must deal with several difficult technical obstacles. Despite the expansion of renewables, problems with the supply of

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Disclosing Citizens’ Perceptual Patterns of the Transition to Renewable Energy in Germany

Marco Sonnberger and Michael Ruddat

The transition to renewable energy in Germany is an enormous task. It requires long-term and intensive communication as well as the cooperation of all societal groups and systems (politics, economy, science, civil society, and citizens). The

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Fuelling Capture: Africa's Energy Frontiers

Michael Degani, Brenda Chalfin, and Jamie Cross

investments in fossil fuels and other extractive industries, including many of our own universities. Indeed, despite encouraging market signals for renewable technologies and, more importantly, calls for and experiments in decarbonization, 2019 emitted record

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Bridging “green” asymmetries through crises

How a Chinese green bond has landed in Portugal

Giulia Dal Maso

path, a path that has positioned Portugal as a champion of renewable energy transition and has made Torres Vedras (and Ventosa) the vanguard of an industry that promises to live off the wind. In the last ten years, wind, a free and infinite natural

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What Makes a Megaproject?

A Review of Global Hydropower Assemblages

Grant M. Gutierrez, Sarah Kelly, Joshua J. Cousins, and Christopher Sneddon

's “boom” is not only an artifact of the twentieth century but also a contemporary political challenge. Studies from the International Renewable Energy Agency ( IRENA 2018 ) estimate that globally, hydropower jumped from producing 960,540 MW in 2008 to 1

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The Siberian Curse

A Blessing in Disguise for Renewable Energy?

Indra Overland

This article examines the prospects for the development of renewable energy in Russia, concentrating on remote northern settlements as a possible market niche. The article discusses conducive factors and obstacles to the development of renewable energy in Russia as a whole. It starts by noting many factors conducive to renewable energy in Russia and then goes on to identify some major obstacles that nonetheless make it difficult to develop renewable energy in the country. The author further examines how these obstacles might be overcome and an initial foothold be established by replacing the northern freight system (severnyi zavoz) with locally produced renewable energy. The article draws on interviews with Russian scholars, government officials, and business people related to energy and/or the north, as well as written materials on severnyi zavoz and renewable energy in Russia.

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The Rise and Fall of the Segway

Lessons for the Social Adoption of Future Transportation

Andrew V. Clark, Carol Atkinson-Palombo, and Norman W. Garrick

understand the multifaceted dimensions of social acceptance of renewable energy technologies that tend to be associated with a specific geographic site. While the Segway is a mobile device and is not implemented at a fixed site, the device has a spatial

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Standardizing responsibility through the stakeholder figure

Norwegian hydropower in Turkey

Ståle Knudsen, Ingrid Birce Müftüoğlu, and Isabelle Hugøy

question through a multi-sited study of Statkraft, a particularly “responsible” renewable energy corporation, owned by the Norwegian state. Being a fully state-owned company based in a Nordic corporate context raises the additional question of whether this

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Biomimicry as a Meta-Resource and Megaproject

A Literature Review

Veronica Davidov

that position nature as governed by an economy of scarcity, biomimicry is a discourse and praxis within which nature, reified as life itself, is construed as an infinitely renewable and generative resource and is thus governable by an economy of