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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Bücher
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-31135-7
Titel (primär) Concepts and instruments for a rational bioenergy policy: a new institutional economics approach
Autor Purkus, A.
Quelle Lecture Notes in Energy
Erscheinungsjahr 2016
Department OEKON
Band/Volume 55
Seite bis XVII, 404
Sprache englisch
Keywords Renewable energy resources; Energy policy; Energy and state; Climate change; Renewable energy sources; Alternate energy sources; Green energy industries; Evolutionary economics; Welfare economics; Environmental economics
UFZ Querschnittsthemen RU6;
UFZ Bestand Leipzig, Bibliothek, Hauptlesesaal, 00520256, 16-0766, DK: 620.19 Pur
Abstract 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.

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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Purkus, A. (2016):
Concepts and instruments for a rational bioenergy policy: a new institutional economics approach
Lecture Notes in Energy 55
Springer International Publishing, Cham, XVII, 404 pp. 10.1007/978-3-319-31135-7