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Drawing from the South African energy transition as a case we argue that the complex interaction between highly globalized value chain actors, path dependent local institutions and interests of incumbent local actors sheds new light on the dynamics of rapid institutional change during energy transitions in a global South context.
We use the South African case to develop a framework for analysing the energy transition in the global south that brings into relief the complex dynamics of change, learning and experimentation. Our focus is on the way rule-setting and the actions of actors within institutions (dis-)enables financial flows, institutional change and socio-technical adaptation in a fast-changing environment driven by responses to climate change and the challenge of rapid decarbonisation.
- South Africa
- Auction mechanism
- Renewable energy pathway
- Institutional work
- Industrial and developmental impact of renewables