Dancing to the Rhythms of the Fossil Fuel Landscape: Landscape Inertia and the Temporal Limits to Market-Based Climate Policy

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@article{57f871d54bad48a1badd19c002009638,
title = "Dancing to the Rhythms of the Fossil Fuel Landscape: Landscape Inertia and the Temporal Limits to Market-Based Climate Policy",
abstract = "This article makes a contribution to the critique of market-based mechanisms for climate and energy policy. It explores the environmental effectiveness of market instruments by engaging a broadly conceived “fossil fuel landscape”, or the material, social, and political inertia of fossil energy dependence, as a factor delimiting policy outcomes. The argument is developed through a focus on the idea of economic efficiency as a key ideological construct underlying market-based policy, and draws on examples from two different market instruments, namely the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, and the Flemish tradable green certificate scheme. I argue that an understanding of the shortcomings of these, and similar, policies requires acknowledgment of the political and socio-economic power that emanates from the temporal dynamics of fossil fuel capitalism, which are reproduced when economic efficiency becomes the key focus of climate policy.",
keywords = "market-based mechanisms, EU ETS , tradable green certificates , fossil fuel landscape , landscape inertia",
author = "Wim Carton",
year = "2017",
month = "1",
day = "3",
doi = "10.1111/anti.12262",
language = "English",
volume = "49",
pages = "43--61",
journal = "Antipode",
issn = "0066-4812",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "1",

}