Handling Uncertainty in Bioenergy Policy Design - A Case Study Analysis of UK and German Bioelectricity Policy Documents

A. Purkus, M. Röder, E. Gawel, D. Thrän & P. Thornley
In designing policies to promote bioenergy, policy makers face challenges concerning uncertainties about greenhouse gas balances of heterogeneous bioenergy pathways, the sustainability of biomass production, technology and resource costs, or future framework conditions of energy markets. New information becomes available with time, but policy adjustments can involve high levels of negotiation and adaptation costs. To enable an effective steering of technology choices and innovation efforts, policies have to strike a balance between creating a consistent...
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