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Exploring the transition to a low-carbon economy from a bottom-up perspective A comparative case study of implementation processes of local renewable energy initiatives in the Dutch province of Overijssel

Warbroek, W.D.B. (2014) Exploring the transition to a low-carbon economy from a bottom-up perspective A comparative case study of implementation processes of local renewable energy initiatives in the Dutch province of Overijssel.

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Abstract:Renewable energy, as only one aspect of sustainable development, involves a specific kind of steering logic. The governance for sustainable development implicates a process of ‘societal self-steering’ in which society is involved in the critical review of existing practices and raises efforts to generate change, (Meadowcroft, 2007, p. 302- 303). As a response to processes of globalization and neoliberalism and dissatisfaction with current developments, communities take control of their local sphere and pursuit to establish a low carbon future. This thesis answers the central research question of what factors impact the degree of success of the implementation of local renewable energy initiatives in the Dutch province of Overijssel from a public administrative perspective. The findings of this thesis report a lack of intensity and coherence of the Dutch governance regime to support local renewable energy development.
The insufficient intensity of instruments such as the zip-code rose, incoherence as a result from these instruments that are in friction with incumbent legislation and the status quo; and insufficient allocated resources in light of a facilitative government are factors that impact on the degree of success of the implementation of local renewable energy initiatives.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/66685
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