liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Intermediaries and the Governance of Choice: The Case of Green Electricity Labelling
University of Klagenfurt, Graz, Austria.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3945-0183
2009 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 41, no 8, 2014-2028 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is about the reframing of electricity markets as a strategically oriented nonstate governance activity of intermediary organisations. In particular, it is centred on the establishment of ‘green’ electricity labels by environmental and other nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) as an attempt to establish and shape a market for green electricity. Such labels serve as a ‘boundary object’ between electricity generators, suppliers, consumers, and regulators, and are analysed as the creation of new sociotechnical arrangements around green electricity generation and use. The analysis also shows that private governance initiatives of this kind are highly interdependent with state regulatory systems. NGOs have played a vital role in defining and negotiating such standards, enrolling and aligning supply-side and demand-side actors, communicating with a wider public and building trust for the respective products, establishing links with regulators, and shaping policies for renewable electricity at national and European levels. The cases of electricity labelling investigated are an example of new political strategies of civil society intermediary organisations in an increasingly market-driven environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Pion , 2009. Vol. 41, no 8, 2014-2028 p.
Keyword [en]
energy, labelling, intermediaries, sustainability
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-89453DOI: 10.1068/a41234OAI: diva2:607851
Available from: 2013-02-25 Created: 2013-02-25 Last updated: 2015-03-05

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Rohracher, Harald
In the same journal
Environment and planning A
Social Sciences InterdisciplinaryPolitical Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 27 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link