Renewable Energies in The Netherlands, Poland and Germany in comparison

Project partners:

CSTM University Twente (Enschede/Holland)
EC BREC (Warschau/Polen)

Director:

Staff:

Financial support:

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)

Term:

Jan 01, 2001 — Jun 30, 2005

Contact Person:

Dr. Danyel Reiche

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Project description

The project researches presuppositioned of success for renewable energies in the European electricity market. Different types of regulation has been compared with the green electricity policy in Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland within the project. Existent other studies concerning renewable energies focused on their ecological necessity, economic advantages, and technical feasibility. However, there was still a lack of international comparative political science study about restrictions and utilisation of renewable energies. Analysing the wide spectrum of economical, political, technical, cognitive and geographical hurdles, the project and the involved researchers wanted to discuss the space for political intervention. This work aimed first of all at evaluating and developing strategies for the substitution of fossil energies through renewable energies and secondly at developing theoretical generalizations of energy politics based on the results of the research project.

Publications

Reiche, Danyel: Rahmenbedingungen für erneuerbare Energien in Deutschland. Möglichkeiten und Grenzen einer Vorreiterpolitik. Frankfurt/M.-Berlin-Bern-Bruxelles-New York-Oxford-Wien: Verlag Peter Lang 2004, 240 S. ISBN 3-631-52857-4.

Reiche, Danyel (ed.): Handbook of Renewable Energies in the European Union. Case Studies of all Member States. Frankfurt/M.-Berlin-Bern-Bruxelles-New York-Oxford-Wien: Verlag Peter Lang 2002, 270 p.

Reiche, Danyel: Erneuerbare Energien in den Niederlanden. Pfadabhängigkeiten, Akteure, Belief Systeme und Restriktionen. Frankfurt/M.-Berlin-Bern-Bruxelles-New York-Oxford-Wien: Verlag Peter Lang 2002, 138 S.

Reiche, Danyel (ed.): Handbook of Renewable Energies in the European Union II. Case Studies of all Accession States. Frankfurt/M.-Berlin-Bern-Bruxelles-New York-Oxford-Wien: Verlag Peter Lang 2003, 224 p.

Reiche, Danyel: Restriktionen und Erfolgsbedingungen erneuerbarer Energien in Polen. Frankfurt/M.-Berlin-Bern-Bruxelles-New York-Oxford-Wien: Verlag Peter Lang 2003, 159 S.