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


The concluding chapter summarises the trajectory of feed-in tariffs in the European Union (EU) as retraced in the book, stressing that there are two interwoven storylines: that of the perspective of the European Commission on renewable energy policy, and that which follows the actual, more bottom-up emergence and evolution of feed-in tariffs in Member States. Based upon this brief overview of the main stages in the evolution of feed-in tariffs, Cointe and Nadaï elaborate on a series of crosscutting themes: the close ties between European renewable energy policy and the liberalisation agenda; the ambiguities of the category “market-based” when it describes policy; the diversity of feed-in tariffs agencements; and the frictions between EU-wide and national approaches to renewable energy policy.


Feed-in tariffs European Union Renewable energy Agencement Harmonisation 


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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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