Low carbon policies have initiated a new race for hybrid and battery electric propulsion technologies for vehicles. Forming a new technological trajectory that will become sustainable is a societal process. What can we learn from France, Europe’s current leader in electromobility?
This paper reviews the current state of the art in behavioural economics and its applications to energy efficiency in developing countries. Taking energy efficient lighting in Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda as examples, it develops hypotheses on how behavioural factors can improve energy policy design.
To what extent does performance shape public support for democracy? This paper shows that economic performance is more important in new than in old democracies. In contrast, political performance is equally important in both contexts.