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Wind Power in Europe: Politics, Business and Society

By: Joseph Szarka


Hardback | Aug 2007 | #173775 | ISBN-13: 9781403989857
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At a time when humanity is challenged by fossil fuel depletion and climate change, Joseph Szarka brings together theoretical debates, policy analysis and practical outcomes related to energy sourcing, sustainability and governance. This book explains the development of wind power as a major energy growth sector, stressing the interactions between political, economic and social dimensions as the key to understanding public acceptability and uptake. Focusing on Denmark, Germany, Spain, France and the UK, "Wind Power in Europe" blends theory with informative case studies.


Contextualising the Wind Power Debate - Diagnosing the Wind Sector - Mobilising for Wind Power - Promoting Wind Power through National Policies - Drawing Policy Lessons from Cross-National Comparisons - Integrating Wind Power into the Electricity Supply Industry - Siting, Planning and Acceptability - Contesting Wind Power - Reviewing the Outcomes: Policy Learning and Path Choices.

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JOSEPH SZARKA is Reader in European Studies at the University of Bath, UK. He is the author of Business in France and The Shaping of Environmental Policy in France, and has published widely on politics and policy-making, particularly on economic, environmental and energy policy.

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