The Europeanization of the Renewable Energy Directive in France and the United Kingdom
AffiliationResource Management and Geography
Document TypePhD thesis
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2019 Nicholas Parry
The European Union’s (EU) Renewable Energy Directive (RED) establishes a renewable energy target of 20 per cent by 2020, with binding national targets allocated to each member state. The RED is an important component of the EU's longer-term ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emission by at least 80 per cent by 2050. However, implementation of the Directive has been uneven across the 28 member states, potentially undermining the EU’s long-term objectives and its claims to international climate leadership. This thesis examines the Europeanization of the RED in France and the UK with a specific focus on the electricity sectors of the two countries. It compares the implementation of the renewable energy targets in the highly concentrated, state-controlled French sector with the liberalised UK sector. It identifies the drivers of, and impediments to, the effective implementation of the Directive in the two countries with a particular emphasis on the role of state institutions.
KeywordsRenewable energy; European Union; Renewable Energy Directive; Energy transition
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