Carbon Pricing under Political Constraints: Insights for Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions

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Carbon Pricing under Political Constraints: Insights for Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions
Karplus, V.J. and J. Jenkins (2017)
, Chapter 3 in: The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions, D. Arent, C. Arent, M. Miller, F. Tarp, O. Zinaman (eds.), UNU-WIDER/Oxford University Press, Helsinki, Finland (http://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/academic/pdf/openaccess/9780198802242.pdf)

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Abstract/Summary:

Sustainable energy transitions involve the shift of resources between competing industrial sectors and political constituencies. Stakeholders in this process have varying degrees of political and economic power, and understanding how political economic factors influence clean energy transitions is crucial to effective policy formulation and facilitating transitions to sustainable energy systems. In partnership with the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA), UNU-WIDER gathered together a substantial group of experts from around the world—from both developed and developing countries—to launch a multidisciplinary research project seeking to contribute to our enhanced understanding of these factors. The project sought to facilitate an energy transition that will generate very large environmental and economic benefits, particularly over the long run. The beneficiaries of clean energy transitions are highly diffuse and include future generations not yet born. This book is the distilled essence of the cross-cutting academic project. I express my sincere and professional appreciation to the large group of expert authors for their dedication to the project, and to my fellow editors in helping bring together the book for readers to enjoy and absorb along with the findings and policy implications.

Citation:

Karplus, V.J. and J. Jenkins (2017): Carbon Pricing under Political Constraints: Insights for Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions. (http://globalchange.mit.edu/publication/17032)
  • Joint Program Reprint
  • Book/Chapter
Carbon Pricing under Political Constraints: Insights for Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions

Karplus, V.J. and J. Jenkins

2017-23
Chapter 3 in: The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions, D. Arent, C. Arent, M. Miller, F. Tarp, O. Zinaman (eds.), UNU-WIDER/Oxford University Press, Helsinki, Finland (http://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/academic/pdf/openaccess/9780198802242.pdf)
2018

Abstract/Summary: 

Sustainable energy transitions involve the shift of resources between competing industrial sectors and political constituencies. Stakeholders in this process have varying degrees of political and economic power, and understanding how political economic factors influence clean energy transitions is crucial to effective policy formulation and facilitating transitions to sustainable energy systems. In partnership with the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA), UNU-WIDER gathered together a substantial group of experts from around the world—from both developed and developing countries—to launch a multidisciplinary research project seeking to contribute to our enhanced understanding of these factors. The project sought to facilitate an energy transition that will generate very large environmental and economic benefits, particularly over the long run. The beneficiaries of clean energy transitions are highly diffuse and include future generations not yet born. This book is the distilled essence of the cross-cutting academic project. I express my sincere and professional appreciation to the large group of expert authors for their dedication to the project, and to my fellow editors in helping bring together the book for readers to enjoy and absorb along with the findings and policy implications.

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Carbon pricing under binding political constraints

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 17:48