Keywords: renewable energy, solar energy, solar power, wind energy, wind power, international oil companies, transition, green economics, sustainable energy, sustainability, sustainable development, transition
The changing structure of the renewable industry – implications for a green transition to sustainable energy
This paper investigates the transition process from carbon to renewable energy. How a transition occurs, whose values are solicited and whose voices are listened to will determine the contours of the future economy. Section 1 will briefly discuss the current contours of global energy. Section 2 will discuss the large international oil companies (IOCs) as a possible obstacle to the transition to renewable energy. Section 3 will discuss the current structure of the solar and wind sectors of the renewable energy industry. Section 4 will offer suggestions for green economics for a democratic and equitable transition. And Section 5 will offer concluding comments.