GDI Webinar: Political economies of energy transition: wind and solar power in Brazil and South Africa
|Dates:||28 October 2020|
|Times:||16:30 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
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.
Kathryn Hochstetler is Professor of International Development at LSE. She has many years' experience researching, from many angles, the interdisciplinary study of environment and development. She has held academic positions in Canada and the United States prior to working at LSE.
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