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There are numerous strategies to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or to mitigate global climate change. One of them is to promote polices for developing renewable energy sources. There has been a growth in such policies but not enough is known about their effectiveness. We use a revised version of Schaffrin et al.’s (2015) Index of Policy Activity (IPA)1 to examine the historical development (1998–2015) of federal and state/provincial renewable energy [ver mas...]
dc.contributor.authorPischke, Erin
dc.contributor.authorSolomon, Barry
dc.contributor.authorWellstead, Adam
dc.contributor.authorAcevedo, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorEastmond, Amarella
dc.contributor.authorDe Oliveira, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorCoelho, Suani
dc.contributor.authorLucon, Oswaldo
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-22T14:21:17Z
dc.date.available2019-03-22T14:21:17Z
dc.date.issued2019-04
dc.identifier.issn2214-6296
dc.identifier.otherhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.11.010
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629618301245
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12123/4708
dc.description.abstractThere are numerous strategies to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or to mitigate global climate change. One of them is to promote polices for developing renewable energy sources. There has been a growth in such policies but not enough is known about their effectiveness. We use a revised version of Schaffrin et al.’s (2015) Index of Policy Activity (IPA)1 to examine the historical development (1998–2015) of federal and state/provincial renewable energy policies across five federal countries in the Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Here the focus is on “policy output,” which is defined as a function of policy density and intensity. Policy density is measured by counting the number of policies in each country relating to a particular goal during our time frame, while policy intensity, or the strength the policy has toward meeting specific goals, is measured by summing scores for six indicators: objective, scope, integration, budget, implementation and monitoring. The higher the policy score for a country, the more likely the country will be able to meet its intended goals. Our results show that the U.S. has the densest renewable energy policy output followed by Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and finally Argentina has the least-dense policy output. Overall, Brazil and Canada’s renewable energy policies were the most intense, followed by Argentina’s and the U.S.’s, with Mexico’s policies receiving the lowest intensity scores. These countries differ in how long they have supported renewable energy policies and the levels of government that implement them. These findings show that countries may be spending resources on producing myriad renewable energy policies, but without coordination between different levels of government or a concerted effort to ensure that the policy instruments are effective, those resources may be wasted while GHGs continue to rise. This research contributes to the understanding of how individual federal and state/provincial government make efforts toward implementing or enforcing energy policies to influence Energylong-term policy change.eng
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dc.language.isoenges_AR
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dc.sourceEnergy Research & Social Science 50 : 82-91 (April 2019)es_AR
dc.subjectRenewable Energyeng
dc.subjectEnergía Renovablees_AR
dc.subjectClimate Changeeng
dc.subjectCambio Climáticoes_AR
dc.subject.otherPolicy Outputeng
dc.subject.otherSalida de la Políticaes_AR
dc.subject.otherPan-americaes_AR
dc.subject.otherPanamericaes_AR
dc.subject.otherArgentina
dc.subject.otherBrasil
dc.subject.otherCanadá
dc.subject.otherMéxico
dc.subject.otherEstados Unidos
dc.titleFrom Kyoto to Paris: Measuring renewable energy policy regimes in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United Stateses_AR
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dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_AR
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dc.description.filFil: Pischke, Erin C. Michigan Technological University; Estados Unidoses_AR
dc.description.filFil: Solomon, Barry D. Michigan Technological University. Department of Social Sciences; Estados Unidoses_AR
dc.description.filFil: Wellstead, Adam. Michigan Technological University, Academic Office Building; Estados Unidoses_AR
dc.description.filFil: Acevedo, Alberto. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA). Instituto de Suelos; Argentinaes_AR
dc.description.filFil: Eastmond Spencer, Amarella. Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Unidad de Ciencias Sociales.Centro de Investigaciones Regionales; Méxicoes_AR
dc.description.filFil: De Oliveira, Fernando. University of São Paulo, Brasiles_AR
dc.description.filFil: Coelho, Suami. University of São Paulo, Brasiles_AR
dc.description.filFil: Lucon, Oswaldo. University of São Paulo, Brasiles_AR
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