Governance barriers to sustainable energy transitions – Assessing Ireland's capacity towards marine energy futures

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Lange, Marcus
dc.contributor.author O'Hagan, Anne Marie
dc.contributor.author Devoy, Robert R. N.
dc.contributor.author Le Tissier, Martin
dc.contributor.author Cummins, Valerie
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-06T13:36:30Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-06T13:36:30Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Lange, M., O'Hagan, A. M., Devoy, R. R. N., Le Tissier, M. and Cummins, V. (2018) 'Governance barriers to sustainable energy transitions – Assessing Ireland's capacity towards marine energy futures', Energy Policy, 113, pp. 623-632. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.11.020 en
dc.identifier.volume 113
dc.identifier.startpage 623
dc.identifier.endpage 632
dc.identifier.issn 0301-4215
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5408
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.11.020
dc.description.abstract Marine energies (ME), including offshore hydcrocarbons along with marine renewable energies (MRE), such as offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, are increasingly important in the future energy mix of many nations. We observe that ME governance is complex, as development offshore involves engagement and may often result in conflict. This paper examines the Irish case, where offshore gas and oil remain relatively undeveloped, and yet have provoked extensive controversy. Moreover, Ireland exhibits very ambitious plans for MRE developments. Against a background, where ME development seems to have stalled, the objective of the paper is to analyse the Irish governance setup and its capacity to deliver ME and whether the current system is equipped to enable transition to MREs. Current governance systems lack efficacy in terms of policy integration and enforcement, government oversight, and public trust due to past failures. Although, management approaches have been developed to address some of the barriers, domains such as policy/regulation, industry development and public engagement are disconnected. Results: presented may not simply be generalised, as each country context is different. An analysis of examples with similar issues must focus on studying the context of the governance setup and balances of power across domains. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd en
dc.relation.uri https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421517307668
dc.rights © 2017, the authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/). en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/
dc.subject Governance en
dc.subject Energy transition en
dc.subject Marine renewable energy en
dc.subject Public engagement en
dc.title Governance barriers to sustainable energy transitions – Assessing Ireland's capacity towards marine energy futures en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother marcus.lange@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Marcus Lange, Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) Centre,University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: marcus.lange@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Energy Policy en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress marcus.lange@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2302/IE/Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) - The SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Research/


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

© 2017, the authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/). Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2017, the authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/).
This website uses cookies. By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the UCC Privacy and Cookies Statement. For more information about cookies and how you can disable them, visit our Privacy and Cookies statement