Policy mixes for sustainable energy transitions

Kern, Florian, Kivimaa, Paula, Rogge, Karoline and Rosenow, Jan (2018) Policy mixes for sustainable energy transitions. In: Jenkins, Kirsten and Hopkins, Debbie (eds.) Transitions in energy efficiency and demand: the emergence, diffusion and impact of low-carbon ennovations. Routledge, Oxon, pp. 215-234. ISBN 9780815356783

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Any new policy goals pertaining to sustainable energy transitions and associated policy instruments to help foster such change will not exist in a vacuum. Rather, they will become embedded in pre-existing policy contexts with legacies of goals and instruments already in place. It is this messy reality that ultimately influences policy outcomes and it is therefore increasingly important to explicitly study ‘real-world’ policy mixes. This chapter draws on the emerging literature on policy mixes for energy transitions and points out that there has been limited attention specifically to energy efficiency policy mixes. The aim of this chapter is to summarise some of the empirical research on energy efficiency policy mixes conducted as part of CIED in order to draw out overall academic insights and avenues for further research. We also provide policy reflections on design principles for policy mixes for sustainable energy transitions in which energy efficiency plays a key role.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Policy mixes, Energy transitions
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
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Depositing User: Paula Kivimaa
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2019 11:14
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 14:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81789

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