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New article investigates energy transitions in developing countries

News from Oct 30, 2015

Can development cooperation foster energy transitions in developing countries? Can donors act as driving forces for renewable energy development? Do they affect electricity regimes? Jens Marquardt, Karoline Steinbacher and Miranda Schreurs tackle these questions in their recently published article.

Their research contributes to the understanding of transitions towards low carbon societies in the developing world. While adding extensive empirical insights from the status of energy transitions in two countries faced with major energy challenges, the Philippines and Morocco, it enquires what role external actors like international donors in general, and Germany in particular, can play in such transitions.

Marquardt, Jens, Karoline Steinbacher, and Miranda Schreurs. 2015. “Driving Force or Forced Transition? The Role of Development Cooperation in Promoting Energy Transitions in the Philippines and Morocco.” Journal of Cleaner Production. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.080

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