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Swiss Energy Governance

Political, Economic and Legal Challenges and Opportunities in the Energy Transition

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  • Provides readers with an integrated legal, political and economic perspective

  • Includes guidelines for state and non-state actors to manage the energy transition in CH and other European countries

  • Integrates the results of an interdisciplinary research project of the Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    • Peter Hettich, Aya Kachi
    Pages 1-14Open Access
  3. Interactions Between Swiss and European Energy Systems and Policy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15
    2. Swiss Climate Change Law

      • Julia Hänni, Tienmu Ma
      Pages 17-47Open Access
    3. The Quest for the Future Energy Mix in the EU and in Switzerland

      • Sebastian Heselhaus
      Pages 49-66Open Access
    4. The Role of Switzerland in European Electricity Governance

      • Benjamin Hofmann, David Kolcava, Philipp Thaler
      Pages 67-92Open Access
    5. The Design of the Swiss Feed-In Tariff

      • Leonore Haelg, Tobias S. Schmidt, Sebastian Sewerin
      Pages 93-113Open Access
  4. Actors Driving the Energy Transition

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115
    2. The Long-Term Impact of the Electorate on the Swiss Electricity Market Transition

      • Raphael Klein, Matthias Finger
      Pages 137-158Open Access
    3. Governing Decentral Energy Systems

      • Peter Hettich
      Pages 159-174Open Access
    4. Governance of Energy Innovations

      • Markus Schreiber
      Pages 175-193Open Access
    5. Governance Drivers and Barriers for Business Model Transformation in the Energy Sector

      • Mary Jean Bürer, Matthieu de Lapparent, Massimiliano Capezzali, Mauro Carpita
      Pages 195-243Open Access
    6. Electricity Utility Companies Entering Private Sector Markets

      • Andreas Abegg, Phil Baumann
      Pages 245-279Open Access
  5. Understanding the Pressure Points of Policy and Acceptance Risks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 281-281
    2. Referendum Campaigns in Swiss Energy Policy

      • Adrian Rinscheid, Linards Udris
      Pages 283-312Open Access
    3. Public Discourses on (Sectoral) Energy Policy in Switzerland

      • Lena Maria Schaffer, Alessio Levis
      Pages 313-343Open Access
    4. The Influence of Policy Risk on Swiss Wind Power Investment

      • Anna Broughel, Rolf Wüstenhagen
      Pages 345-368Open Access
    5. A Survey of Stakeholders’ Views and Practices

      • Mert Duygan, Aya Kachi, Fintan Oeri, Thiago D. Oliveira, Adrian Rinscheid
      Pages 369-394Open Access
  6. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 395-395

About this book

This open access book gathers the results of an interdisciplinary research project led by the Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCER CREST) and jointly implemented by several universities. It identifies political, economic and legal challenges and opportunities in the energy transition from a governance perspective by exploring a variety of tools that allow state, non-state and transnational actors to manage the transition of the energy industry toward less fossil-fuel reliance. When analyzing the roles of these actors, the authors examine not only formal procedures such as political and democratic processes, but also market behavior and societal practices. In other words, the handbook focuses on both the behavior and the positive and normative frameworks of political actors, bureaucracies, courts, international organizations, lobby groups, civil society, economic actors and individuals. The authors subsequently use their findings to formulate specific guidelines for lawmakers and other rule-makers, as well as private and public actors. To do so, they draw on approaches stemming from the legal, political and management sciences.

Keywords

  • Energy Policy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Governance Energy Transition
  • Policy Instruments
  • Social Acceptance
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Energy Storage
  • Sustainable ENergy Systems
  • Renewable Energy
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Public Finance, Fiscal Law and Law and Economics - IFF-HSG, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

    Peter Hettich

  • University of Basel Faculty of Business and Economics, Basel, Switzerland

    Aya Kachi

About the editors

Peter Hettich is a Professor of Economic Regulation and Antitrust Law at the Law School of the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). His research focuses on risk regulation, infrastructure law (energy, telecommunications, postal services, internet, media), state owned enterprises, spatial planning law, as well as environmental law. He holds a Ph.D. in Antitrust Law from the University of St. Gallen and a LL.M. of the Columbia University School of Law (New York). From 2017 to 2021, he was a co-leader of the Energy Governance Work Package in the the Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research, Society and Transition (SCCER CREST).

Aya Kachi is Associate Professor of international Political Economy and Energy Policy at the Faculty of Business and Economics, the University of Basel. Her areas of expertise include statistical methodology, international political economy, and policy communication. Her research seeks to help people understand policy acceptance risks, focusing on opinion-formation and decision-making by voters and special interest groups. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Illin­ois, Urbana-Champaign, M.A. in Economics from Duke University, and B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo. From 2017 to 2021, she served as a co-leader of the Energy Governance Work Package in the the Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research, Society and Transition (SCCER CREST).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Swiss Energy Governance

  • Book Subtitle: Political, Economic and Legal Challenges and Opportunities in the Energy Transition

  • Editors: Peter Hettich, Aya Kachi

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80787-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Law and Criminology, Law and Criminology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-80786-3

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-80789-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-80787-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 400

  • Number of Illustrations: 21 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: International Environmental Law, Energy Policy, Economics and Management, European Law, Development Studies

Buying options

Softcover Book
USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)