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Author Massabié, Germán.

Title Venezuela : a petro-state using renewable energies : a contribution to the global debate about new renewable energies for electricity generation / Germán Massabié ; mit einem Geleitw. von Lutz Mez
Edition First edition
Published Wiesbaden : VS, Verl. für Sozialwiss., [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (293 pages) : illustrations
Series Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz
VS Research
VS research. Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz.
VS research.
Contents Rents and Petrostates -- Background: Electric Power System its Drivers and Major Trends -- Renewable Energy Sources (Basics) -- Promotion of RETs: Policies for Overcoming Barriers -- Venezuela's Electric Power Sector: Institutional Framework -- Venezuela's Electric Power System: Historical Evolution and Present Status -- Renewable Energies in Venezuela -- Conclusions
Summary In spite of the economic role of oil, Venezuela has started developing hydroelectricity since the 1950s. At present, the country is trying to introduce additional renewable energy sources (RES) but still has to overcome a series of hurdles in order to deploy them. Unlike other developing countries, oil countries such as Venezuela do not lack financial means and sometimes show a tendency to solve problems by using money when other approaches could be more helpful. The main goal of this qualitative, comparative policy analysis is to find out whether the availability of oil revenues restraints or favors the adoption of RES. Based on the rentier state theory, Germán Massabié examines the reasons why Petro states try to dispose of their natural wealth to take advantage of non-conventional energy sources. He analyses and interprets primary and secondary data collected in Germany and in Venezuela and draws on interviews with Venezuelan experts, policy makers, and key actors. The study allows a look beyond laws, development programs, and official statements
Notes Zugl.: Berlin, Freie University, Diss., 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Renewable energy sources -- Venezuela.
Genre/Form Academic theses.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3531910035