The seesaw of Germany's biofuel policy – Tracing the evolvement to its current state. Kaup, F. & Selbmann, K. Energy Policy.
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Abstract Today, biofuels represent one of the most common options for larger scale substitution of conventional fuels. Due to the trans-sectoral nature of biofuels, a multitude of factors and actors determine the according policies of governments and the beliefs of societies. Especially since some impacts of biomass cultivation for bioenergy production are not yet fully understood. This article aims at showing the drivers that led to an introduction of biofuel policies in Germany and explains Germany's pioneering role in the promotion of bioenergy. Thereby the focus lies on the role of the main actors and their composition of so called discourse coalitions. The analysis indicates that the origin of the biofuel industry was a result of national and supranational market interventions, as well as it was intermittently an instrument of supporting renewable energies. Along the seesaw of Germany's biofuel policies seven discourse coalitions were identified who compete for discursive hegemony in order to gain political influence.
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	title = {The seesaw of {Germany}'s biofuel policy – {Tracing} the evolvement to its current state},
	issn = {0301-4215},
	url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421513008173},
	doi = {10.1016/j.enpol.2013.08.024},
	abstract = {Abstract
Today, biofuels represent one of the most common options for larger scale substitution of conventional fuels. Due to the trans-sectoral nature of biofuels, a multitude of factors and actors determine the according policies of governments and the beliefs of societies. Especially since some impacts of biomass cultivation for bioenergy production are not yet fully understood. This article aims at showing the drivers that led to an introduction of biofuel policies in Germany and explains Germany's pioneering role in the promotion of bioenergy. Thereby the focus lies on the role of the main actors and their composition of so called discourse coalitions. The analysis indicates that the origin of the biofuel industry was a result of national and supranational market interventions, as well as it was intermittently an instrument of supporting renewable energies. Along the seesaw of Germany's biofuel policies seven discourse coalitions were identified who compete for discursive hegemony in order to gain political influence.},
	urldate = {2013-09-06},
	journal = {Energy Policy},
	author = {Kaup, Felix and Selbmann, Kirsten},
	keywords = {Biofuel policy, Discourse coalitions, Germany}
}
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