The Renewable Energy Policy Convergence in the EU: A Comparison on Germany and Turkey’s Incentives for the Wind and Solar Energy Resources

Nilgün Serim, Filiz Coban Oran

Abstract


Empirically, this article deals with support mechanisms for renewable electricity in Germany and Turkey. By making a focus on the wind and solar energy resources, it analyses the evolution of renewable energy policies in Germany as a European member state and Turkey as a candidate country to understand increasing cross-national policy similarities in Europe. By identifying the incentive mechanisms behind international policy convergence, it is expected to shed a new light on renewable policy coordination options in the EU.

Keywords: renewable energy; incentives; energy resources.

JEL Classifications: P18, Q21, Q48


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