The effects of Environmental Policy Integration on wind energy policy- a comparative case study of Ireland and Denmark


  • Colm Diamond Postgraduate in the London School of Economics and Political Science



Ireland is experiencing both European and economic pressures to exploit its wind potential. This blend of need and opportunity necessitate a look at the various policy approaches that can help achieve the Government’s aim. Integration is regarded as a useful method to increase both efficiency and service. While, the principle of environmental policy integration (EPI) is borne from this literature, it differs in its primary goals. This article attempts to look at this broadly based concept on a micro level by analysing its impact when applied to a specific technology. It concludes that an increase in the degree of EPI has a positive effect on wind energy policy as measured by installed capacity.


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