Agencing Feed-in Tariffs in the European Union

  • Béatrice Cointe
  • Alain Nadaï
Part of the Progressive Energy Policy book series (PEP)


The introductory chapter describes the intention of the book and provides an overview of feed-in tariffs and renewable energy policy in the European Union (EU). It outlines the perimeter and analytical approach of the book. Cointe and Nadaï first describe feed-in tariffs and their origins. They review milestones of European renewable energy policy and their relations to the diffusion of feed-in tariffs in Member States. Having provided this background information, Cointe and Nadaï account for their choice to rely on a combination of documentation from European institutions, expert sources, and academics. They define socio-technical agencements and explain what an analysis of feed-in tariffs as agencements brings to an understanding of renewable energy policy and EU policy.


Feed-in tariffs European Union Agencement Performativity Liberalisation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Béatrice Cointe
    • 1
  • Alain Nadaï
    • 2
  1. 1.TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.CIRED-CNRS (Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement)Nogent-sur-MarneFrance

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