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DOI 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.01.019
Titel (primär) The German energy transition as a regime shift
Autor Strunz, S.
Quelle Ecological Economics
Erscheinungsjahr 2014
Department OEKON
Band/Volume 100
Seite von 150
Seite bis 158
Sprache englisch
Keywords Energy system; Energy transition; Regime shift; Renewable energy sources; Resilience
UFZ Querschnittsthemen RU6;
Abstract In this paper, I use the resilience framework to interpret the project of transforming the German energy system into a renewable energy sources (RES)-based system, the so-called Energiewende, as a regime shift. This regime shift comprises several transformations, which are currently altering the technological, political and economic system structure. To build my argument, I first sketch how technological, political and economic developments reduced the resilience of the conventional fossil-nuclear energy regime and created a new RES-regime. Second, I depict recent changes in German public discourse and energy policy as the shift to the RES-regime. Third, I highlight the challenges involved with increasing the resilience of the RES-regime. In particular, sufficient resilience of the electricity transmission grid appears to be crucial for facilitating the transformation of the whole energy system.
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Strunz, S. (2014):
The German energy transition as a regime shift
Ecol. Econ. 100 , 150 - 158 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.01.019