Conclusions and Discussion

  • Oscar Fitch-RoyEmail author
  • Jenny Fairbrass
Part of the Progressive Energy Policy book series (PEP)


This chapter lays out the principal findings that flow from the preceding analysis and reflects on them in the light of the original objectives of the research. A range of findings is presented which largely complement existing explanations, although they also emphasise the potential for the idea of ‘technology neutrality’ to drive both cohesion and division in the policy community. This complicating factor is offered as an additional explanation for the nature of the 2030 EU climate and energy targets. Finally, the chapter assesses the book’s contribution to existing theoretical and empirical literature.


Technology neutrality Problem surfing Spillover Strange bedfellows 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Energy Policy GroupUniversity of ExeterPenrynUK
  2. 2.Norwich Business SchoolUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK

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