Energy Transition in the Baltic Sea Region: Understanding Stakeholder Engagement and Community Acceptance (Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions) (Hardcover)

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By Farid Karimi (Editor), Michael Rodi (Editor)
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This book analyses the potential for active stakeholder engagement in the energy transition in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) in order to foster clean energy deployment.

Public acceptability and bottom-up activities can be critical for enduring outcomes to an energy transition. As a result, it is vital to understand how to unlock the potential for public, community and prosumer participation to facilitate renewable energy deployment and a clean energy transition - and, consequently, to examine the factors influencing social acceptability. Focussing on the diverse BSR, this book draws on expert contributions to consider a range of different topics, including the challenges of social acceptance and its policy implications; strategies to address challenges of acceptability among stakeholders; and community engagement in clean energy production. Overall, the authors examine the practical implications of current policy measures and provide recommendations on how lessons learnt from this 'energy lab region' may be applied to other regions.

Reflecting an interdisciplinary approach in the social sciences, this book is an essential resource for scholars, students and policymakers researching and working in the areas of renewable energy, energy policy and citizen engagement, and interested in understanding the potential for bottom-up, grassroots activities and social acceptability to expedite the energy transition and reanimate democracies.

The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.


About the Author

Farid Karimi is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Bioeconomy, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland. His main research interests are in the social sciences, with a particular focus on the energy transition and energy politics. His articles and interviews have been published in major journals and outlets.Michael Rodi is a professor at the Faculty of Law and Economics, University of Greifswald, Germany. He is also the Director of the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM). His research focuses include climate law and policy, sustainable energy and transport, and finance and tax law. He is the author of Economic Analysis of Public Law, among other publications.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781032003085
ISBN-10: 1032003081
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 28th, 2022
Pages: 284
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions