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Peer-reviewed Article
In Energy Policy
Author:
Aleh
Cherp
Vadim
Vinichenko
Jessica
Jewell
Miklós
Antal
This paper contributes to understanding national variations in using low-carbon electricity sources by comparing the evolution of nuclear, wind and solar power in Germany and Japan. It develops and applies a framework for analyzing low-carbon electricity transitions based on interplay of techno-economic, political and socio-technical processes. We...
Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.1
Author:
Lutz Mezb
Germany is the leader among countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in reducing its emissions of the Kyoto basket of greenhouse gases (GHGs), having accomplished an emissions reduction of 18.9 percent from 1990 to 2000. This paper aims to explain the reasons for this success and to examine the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES) Volume 3 Number 1(Summer 2002)
Author:
Alexandra Blanke
This paper examines the political feasibility of an ecological tax reform (ETR). To this end, a positive taxation approach is developed from which the politico-economic determinants of a successfully implemented, ecologically-oriented tax policy may be derived. Public acceptance of the ETR introduced in Germany is then evaluated on the basis of...