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