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This briefing paper uses the example of a changing UK/Scottish government relationship after Brexit to demonstrate how to analyse the role of politics and policymaking in the transformation of energy systems. Brexit will create a new division of policymaking responsibilities between EU, UK, and devolved governments. In this paper we divide energy policy competences according to levels of government. Initially, it suggests that we can generate a clear picture of multi-level policymaking. However, the formal allocation of competences only tells a partial story, because actual powers may operate differently from the strict legal picture. These blurry boundaries between responsibilities may be further complicated by Brexit, even if it looks like the removal of a layer of government will simplify matters. Instead of imagining clear lines of accountability, think of energy policy as part of a complex policymaking system – in which the link between powers, practices, and outcomes is unclear – and an energy system, in which government is only one of many influences on outcomes.
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Oct 2019|
- energy systems
- devolved government
- climate change
- renewable energy
- EU law
- energy policy
Katris, A., Turner, K., McEwen, N., Munro, F., Cairney, P. & McHarg, A., 10 Jan 2020, London, p. 1-40, 40 p.
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How to conceptualise energy law and policy for an interdisciplinary audience: the case of post-Brexit UKCairney, P., McHarg, A., McEwen, N. & Turner, K., 30 Jun 2019, In : Energy Policy. 129, p. 459-466 8 p.
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