You are looking at 1 - 10 of 12 items

  • Author or Editor: Audun Ruud x
Clear All Modify Search
You do not have access to this content

Audun Ruud

This content is available to you

Edited by William M. Lafferty and Audun Ruud

This content is available to you

William M. Lafferty and Audun Ruud

You do not have access to this content

William M. Lafferty and Audun Ruud

You do not have access to this content

Promoting Sustainable Electricity in Europe

Challenging the Path Dependence of Dominant Energy Systems

Edited by William M. Lafferty and Audun Ruud

This is a timely and comparative assessment of initiatives to promote renewable electricity sources (RES-E) in eight European countries. Carried out by the ProSus research programme at the University of Oslo in cooperation with leading research institutions in each country, the book focuses on the promotional schemes used to foster RES-E in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden. The book is unique in that it monitors progress on implementing the EU RES-E Directive in relation to the impact of the ‘dominant energy systems’ in each country. Employing notions of ‘path dependency/path creation’, the analysis demonstrates that crucial lessons for promoting RES-E are to be found in the contextual conditions of national and regional settings; conditions that qualify the effects of more general, market-oriented schemes. The conclusions reached are of direct relevance for the ongoing debate as to the most effective policy instruments for achieving sustainable energy and climate policies in Europe.
You do not have access to this content

Oluf Langhelle and Audun Ruud

This content is available to you

Edited by James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle and Audun Ruud

This content is available to you

Edited by James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle and Audun Ruud

You do not have access to this content

James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle and Audun Ruud

You do not have access to this content

Edited by James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle and Audun Ruud

The contributors explore the difficulties developed countries are experiencing in coming to terms with environmental limits and the resultant challenges to the democratic polity. They engage with different dimensions of the governance challenge including norms, public attitudes, citizen engagement, political conflict, policy design, and implementation, and with a range of environmental problems such as climate change, biodiversity/nature protection, and water management. The book concludes with an essay by William Lafferty that explores the flawed character of the contemporary democratic polity and offers his reflections on possible pathways to reform.