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Concepts and Instruments for a Rational Bioenergy Policy

A New Institutional Economics Approach

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This book provides an in-depth economic analysis of the challenges associated with bioenergy use and production. Drawing on New Institutional Economics and the theory of economic policy, it develops theory-based recommendations for a bioenergy policy that strives for efficiency and sustainability. Further, it shows how to deal with diverse uncertainties and constraints, such as institutional path dependencies, transaction costs, multiple and conflicting policy aims, and interacting market failures, while also applying the resulting theoretical insights to a case study analysis of Germany’s bioenergy policy. As such, the book aims to bridge the gap between practical bioenergy policymaking on the one hand, and neoclassical theory-based concepts that strictly focus on a minimization of greenhouse gas mitigation costs on the other.             

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Titel: Concepts and Instruments for a Rational Bioenergy Policy
Autoren/Herausgeber: Alexandra Purkus
Aus der Reihe: Lecture Notes in Energy
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2016

ISBN/EAN: 9783319311340

Seitenzahl: 404
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 795 g
Sprache: Englisch

Alexandra Purkus is an economic researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ. She holds a Diploma in Economics with an Environmental Focus from the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany, and a Master of Science by Research in Global Environmental Change from the University of Edinburgh, UK. At the UFZ, Alexandra Purkus wrote her doctoral thesis as part of an interdisciplinary working group on bioenergy systems analysis, in cooperation with the Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ) and the University of Leipzig. Currently, her research focuses on renewable energy policy design and governance challenges of transitioning to a bioeconomy.      

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