GPE Seminar with Kathryn Hochstetler: Political Economies of Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil and South Africa
|Starts:||15:00 1 May 2019|
|Ends:||16:30 1 May 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
Professor Kathryn Hochstetler is a Professor of International Development at the LSE.
'Wind power has expanded quickly in Brazil, while solar power lags there and both wind and solar power have struggled to take off in South Africa. I argue that four different political economies - climate change, industrial policy, consumption and distribution, and siting - help account for energy transition. However, coalitions are being built on each of these at the same time, potentially interlocking to reinforce or counter-balance each other. The presentation will examine how these processes work in Brazil and South Africa to create distinct national political economies of energy transition.'
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