Governance of industry rules and energy system innovation: the case of codes in Great Britain

Lockwood, Matthew, Mitchell, Catherine and Hoggett, Ricard (2017) Governance of industry rules and energy system innovation: the case of codes in Great Britain. Utilities Policy, 47. pp. 41-49. ISSN 0957-1787

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Abstract

Detailed rules in the energy sector are crucial for realising the transformation of energy systems to sustainability, but are often overlooked. This paper explores institutional design in governance arrangements for detailed rules, through the case study of British energy industry codes. The British codes governance system involves a high degree of delegation and associated risks of regulatory and informational capture. There is also a gap between code objectives and wider policy goals, producing regulatory inertia. A reform proposal to address these problems is presented. Wider lessons for the governance of detailed rule systems in other countries are drawn out.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Depositing User: Matthew Lockwood
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 16:47
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 13:21
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80909

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