Turning Wind into Power: Effects of Stakeholder Networks on Renewable Energy Governance in India

Cover: Turning Wind into Power

Cover: Turning Wind into Power

Gudrun Benecke – 2011

Title
Turning Wind into Power: Effects of Stakeholder Networks on Renewable Energy Governance in India
Publisher
Peter Lang
Location
Frankfurt/Main
Keywords
sustainability, private governance actors, Research Project D3
Date
2011
Identifier
ISBN 978-3631615706
Language
eng
Type
Text

Content

 

FIGURES & TABLES 11

ACRONYMS 13

 

CHAPTER I

GOVERNANCE FAILURE - MARKET FAILURE? SPATIAL VARIATIONS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY DEPLOYMENT 15

I.1 Setting the Context for Renewable Energy Governance 16

I.1.1 Climate Change and Development Dilemmas 16

I.1.2 Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development 18

I.2 Realities of Renewable Energy and Governance 20

I.2.1 Spatial Variations - The Research Puzzle 20

I.2.2 Governance of Renewable Energy 23

I.3 Researching Renewable Energy Governance in Developing Countries 25

I.3.1 Methods and Methodology 25

I.3.2 Looking Behind the Veil - Roadmap to the Thesis 31

 

CHAPTER II

INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON RENEWABLE ENERGY DEPLOYMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 35

II.1 Renewable Energy Deployment - The Developmental Dimension 36

II.1.1 Developmental Conditions - Generic Barriers to Renewable EnergyDeployment 36

II.1.2 Developmental Conditions Matter? - Development Economics 37

II.2 Renewable Energy Deployment - The Policy Dimension 39

II.2.1 Policy Conditions - Policy and Regulatory Barriers to RenewableEnergy Deployment 40

II.2.2 Politics Matters? - New Institutional Approaches 42

II.3 Renewable Energy Deployment - The Economic Dimension 49

II.3.1 Economic Conditions - Techno-Economic Obstacles to RenewableEnergy Deployment 49

II.3.2 Economics Matter? - Economic Geography and Spatial Economics 52

II.4 Renewable Energy Deployment - The External Dimension 54

II.4.1 External Conditions - Stimuli to Overcome Internal Barriers 55

II.4.2 External Stimuli Matter? - International Policy Diffusion and New Modesof Governance 57

II.5 Analytical Framework for Renewable Energy Deployment 61

 

CHAPTER III

DRIVERS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY DEPLOYMENT IN INDIAAPPROACHING THE EMPIRICS STAGE I 65

III.1 Multilevel Perspectives on Wind Energy 65

III.2 Analysing Wind Energy Determinants in India 76

III.2.1 Socio-Economic Requirements for Wind Energy Deployment 77

III.2.2 Policy Determinants for Wind Energy Deployment 82

III.2.3 Economic Conditions for Wind Energy Deployment 89

III.2.4 External Stimuli for Wind Energy Deployment 98

III.3 Synopsis of Main Findings and Implications 103

 

CHAPTER IV

EXPLAINING RENEWABLE ENERGY GOVERNANCE IN THE FRAMEWORK

OF SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES 107

IV.1 Who Governs? - Stakeholder Characteristics in the Light of Organisational Studies 109

IV.2 How is Governed? - Stakeholder Relations and New Economic Sociology 117

IV.3 Stakeholder Networks in the Governance Framework - Tackling the Puzzle 129

IV.4 Explanatory Model for Wind Energy Deployment in India 134

 

CHAPTER V

CONDITIONS FOR WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN TAMIL NADU AND KERALA: DEEP DIVE INTO THE EMPIRICS STAGE II 143

V.I Wind Energy Deployment in Tamil Nadu - The Indian Success Story 144

V.1.1 Who Governs?: Actors' Attributes in Stakeholder Networks 145

V.1.2 How is Renewable Energy Governed?: Actors' Relations in Stakeholder Networks 160

V.1.3 Governing Renewable Energy: Stakeholder Networks in Tamil Nadu 168

V.2 Wind Energy Deployment in Kerala - India's Lost Case? 170

V.2.1 Who Governs?: Actors' Attributes in Stakeholder Networks 171

V.2.2 How is Renewable Energy Governed?: Actors' Relations in Stakeholder Networks 184

V.2.3 Renewable Energy Governance: Stakeholder Networks in Kerala 191

V.3 Wind Energy Deployment in India - Results and Implications 194

V.3.1 Contrasting Determinants of Wind Energy Deployment in Tamil Nadu and Kerala 194

V.3.2 Tracing the Process of Wind Energy Deployment in Tamil Nadu and Kerala 197

 

CHAPTER VI

TURNING WIND INTO POWER - EFFECTIVE RENEWABLE ENERGY

GOVERNANCE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 205

VI.1 Stakeholder Network Effects - Theory Implications 206

VI.1.1 Who Governs? Governance Actors in Stakeholder Networks 207

VI.1.2 How is Governed? Governance Agency in Stakeholder Networks 213

VI.1.3 Why Governance? Power of Renewable Energy Stakeholder Networks 220

VI.2 Empirical Implications of Stakeholder Networks 231

Vl.2.1 External Stimuli for Renewable Energy Governance 231

Vl.2.2 New Modes of Governance and Stakeholder Networks 236

 

CHAPTER VII

CONCLUSIONS - BEYOND STAKEHOLDER NETWORKS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY GOVERNANCE 245

 

APPENDIX 255

ANNEX I: List of Interview Partners 255

ANNEX II: Sample Interview Guideline 257

ANNEX III: Sample Stakeholder Network Map 260

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY & SECONDARY SOURCES 261