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Renewing the Globe? Europe Leads the Way in Energy Alternatives
(Released April 2012)

  by Ethan Goffman  


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  1. Membrane modules that separate fresh water from salt water to produce power via osmosis, sit inside the world's first prototype of an osmotic power station, in Tofte, Norway, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Statkraft SF, Europe's largest producer of renewable energy, is seeking partners for wind and tidal power projects as it expands beyond hydroelectricity.
    Casper Hedberg/Bloomberg/Getty Images

  2. A picture taken 02 May 2007 shows wind-powered turbines that cover 100 percent of the electrical needs of the 4,200 residents on the Danish island of Samso, which aims to be a model for renewable energy in Europe. The central Danish island relies on 11 land wind turbines installed in 2000 to provide electricity while solar panels cover heating for islanders.
    Slim ALLAGUI/AFP/Getty Images

  3. Protestors hold placards reading "turn off, now and definitely" during a demonstration against the government's nuclear power policy in front of the chancellory where German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts a meeting with key regional leaders over the country's nuclear policy, following the disaster in Japan on March 22, 2011 in Berlin. Merkel vowed that Germany would speed up the transition to renewable energy as Europe's top economy mulled a "measured exit" from nuclear power after the events in Japan.
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Charts and Tables
  1. National overall targets for the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy in 2020.

    ENTSO-E: The pathway towards common European network operation
    Anonymous. Power Engineering International 18. 5 (May 2010): 60-63.
  2. Proposed wind farm topology with (a) a windmill unit with PM generator and MF transformer and (b) an offshore wind farm using series or shunt connected turbines.

    A New Architecture for Offshore Wind Farms
    Prasai, A; Jung-Sik Yim, Jung-Sik Yim; Divan, D; Bendre, A; Seung-Ki Sul, Seung-Ki Sul. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 23. 3 (2008).
  3. Historical development of electricity generation from RES in the European Union from 1990 to 2003 – in the EU-15 (left) and EU-IO countries (right)

    Promotion of renewable energy sources: effects on innovation
    International Journal of Public Policy 2 (2007): 32-56.
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  1. Barry George Rabe
    Department of Political Science, University of Michigan Professor
    Professor Rabe can discuss state government formation and implementation of climate policy, including renewable energy initiatives; climate policy as an intergovernmental policy challenges; and comparative climate policy involving the United States and other federal systems, such as Canada.
    Research and Teaching Interests:

      • Intergovernmental Relations
      • Environment
      • Health
      • Politics, Institutions & Processes: State & Local
      • Politics, Institutions & Processes: National
      • Science and Technology

    Current Research: Intergovernmental climate policy development and implementation, with particular focus on policy diffusion and regionalization; comparative federalism and climate policy in North America and Europe; renewable energy politics and policy in North America; federalism and environmental policy development in the United States and Canada; comparative governance of nanotechnology; public opinion on climate, energy and environmental protection.

  2. David Toke
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham
    Energy Policy, various aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency policy and particularly onshore and offshore wind power focusing on planning issues and financial support mechanisms.

      • Environmental policy, focusing on decision making and governance issues, including ecological modernisation theory
      • Particular theories of governance including policy network theory, usage of discourse, rational choice and interest group theory
      • Food and countryside issues, especially foxhunting and The Countryside Alliance

  3. Ian Rowlands
    Professor, Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo
    International environmental politics and political economy; global climate change; energy (especially electricity) planning; residential energy efficiency; business and the environment; energy and climate change in Southern Africa.
      • energy issues (especially electricity)
      • international environmental policy (especially global climate change)
      • environment and business

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