The German energy transition in the British, Finnish and Hungarian news media

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Germany was the first major country to commit itself to an electricity system transition based on decentralized renewable
sources and energy efficiency. This experiment has attracted interest worldwide, but its influence on national energy debates
is largely unknown. We study how the German transition appeared in the news media of three countries following alternative
nuclear pathways—the United Kingdom, Finland and Hungary—between 2011 and 2015. We show that most discussions
are techno-economic, supply-oriented and focused on nuclear, wind and solar energy. Key issues such as energy democracy,
regional development, participation, demand-side measures, and bioenergy are neglected. We find that topics are detached
from their original contexts and selectively contextualized elsewhere, resulting in very different pictures of the same transition
in specific countries and news sources. The ‘Energiewende’ has become part of the international energy policy landscape, but
its representation depends on local visions of a good society.
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Vuosikerta3
Numero11
Sivut994-1001
Sivumäärä8
ISSN2058-7546
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TilaJulkaistu - 22 lokakuuta 2018
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