Sustainable development in energy policy : a governance assessment of environmental stakeholder inclusion in waste-to-energy
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The inclusion of environmental interest groups in policy-making is said to provide greater legitimacy (Bernauer and Gampfer, 2013), accountability (Feldman and Blokov, 2009), new policy preferences (Bunea, 2013) and, ultimately, pro-environmental outcomes (Bohmelt and Betzold, 2013). This paper focuses on the development of inclusive governance structures and processes (with regard to environmental interests) in waste-to-energy policy designed to facilitate pro-environmental outcomes in the generation of 'clean' renewable energy within the national context of France. Empirically, the paper argues that change in long-term exclusionary patterns in energy policy remains enduringly weak. Normatively, environmental 'inclusivity' (i.e. the construction of meaningful pluralistic structures and processes) as a mechanism for achieving the prioritization of environmental concerns should become a central objective for energy policy, and more generally in the environmental policy integration literature.
McCauley , D 2015 , ' Sustainable development in energy policy : a governance assessment of environmental stakeholder inclusion in waste-to-energy ' Sustainable Development , vol. 23 , no. 5 , pp. 378-390 . DOI: 10.1002/sd.1584
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DescriptionThe author would like to think the British Academy for a generous grant on WtE in France.
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