The Geopolitics of Renewables

The Geopolitics of Renewables / Daniel Scholten (Ed.). Springer, 2018 – 155.99 €

Presentation (© Springer) :

Renewables are a game changer for interstate energy relations. Their abundance and intermittency, possibilities for decentral generation and use of rare earth materials, and generally electric nature of transportation make them very different from fossil fuels. What do these geographic and technical characteristics of renewable energy systems imply for infrastructure topology and operations, business models, and energy markets? What are the consequences for the strategic realities and policy considerations of producer, consumer, and transit countries and energy-related patterns of cooperation and conflict between them? Who are the winners and losers?

The Geopolitics of Renewables is the first in-depth exploration of the implications for interstate energy relations of a transition towards renewable energy. Fifteen international scholars combine insights from several disciplines – international relations, geopolitics, energy security, renewable energy technology, economics, sustainability transitions, and energy policy – to establish a comprehensive overview and understanding of the emerging energy game. Focus is on contemporary developments and how they may shape the coming decades on three levels of analysis:

  • The emerging global energy game; winners and losers
  • Regional and bilateral energy relations of established and rising powers
  • Infrastructure developments and governance responses


  • Drivers, Apparatus, and Implications of India’s Renewable Energy Ambitions / Kanika Chawla
  • The International Reverberations of Germany’s Energiewende; Geoeconomics in the EU’s Geo-Energy Space / Thomas Sattich
  • The Geopolitical Implications of a Clean Energy Future from the Perspective of the United States / Varun Sivaram, Sagatom Saha
  • The Geopolitics of Renewables—An Introduction and Expectations / Daniel Scholten
  • Geopolitics of the Renewable Energy Game and Its Potential Impact upon Global Power Relations / David Criekemans


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Danièle Revel (2018, 12 février). The Geopolitics of Renewables. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 18 juin 2024, à l’adresse

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