Renewable electricity support schemes in Central Europe: A case of incomplete policy transfer

TitleRenewable electricity support schemes in Central Europe: A case of incomplete policy transfer
Publication TypeJournal Article
Authors√úrge-Vorsatz, D., S. Rezessy, and A. Antypas
Journal titleEnergy and Environment
Year2004
Pages699 - 721
Volume15
Issue4
Abstract

Despite the relatively high potential contribution of renewable energy sources (RES) to the energy mixes of the countries in Central Europe and the officially stated support for RES deployment, progress towards implementing that commitment has been slow. This article examines the content and coherence of support schemes for the promotion of RES adopted by the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. We argue that RES support schemes suffer from some weaknesses that are a function of the means by which renewable energy objectives were imported into the region. The preparations for accession to the EU encouraged a process of "policy transfer" of policies negotiated and designed elsewhere. Consequently, policies sometimes suffer from technical deficiencies, lack of political support, implementation and enforcement obstacles. The challenge now is to review the policies adopted during the transition period, rationalise their legal superstructure, and implement them in the context of well-developed strategic objectives with political and stakeholder understanding and support.

Languageeng
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