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Regulating the promotion of renewable electricity consumption and production: a European Union case study

Woolley, Olivia

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M.M. Roggenkamp
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K. de Graaf
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R.C. Fleming
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Abstract

Increasing renewable electricity production and consumption is viewed worldwide as a desirable policy goal, for reasons including climate change mitigation and energy security enhancement. However, realising this goal is far from simple. This is due to two related factors – socio-economic lock-in to fossil fuel consumption, and the difficulties associated with integrating renewable generation within electricity systems. Many states therefore use law to support pro-renewables policies, whether by promoting renewable electricity specifically or through removing barriers to the growth of the renewables sector. This chapter uses examples from European Union policy and law on renewable energy to illustrate some of the main respects in which law is used to facilitate renewable electricity production and consumption.

Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date May 6, 2021
Publicly Available Date May 6, 2021
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Pages 388-398
Series Title Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law
Series Number IX
Book Title Energy Law, Climate Change, and the Environment
Chapter Number 33
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1625569
Publisher URL https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/energy-law-climate-change-and-the-environment-9781788119672.html

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This is a draft chapter/article. The final version will be available in Environmental Law, Climate Change, and the Environment edited by M. M. Roggenkamp, K. de Graaf, and R. C. Fleming, forthcoming 2021, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.






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