This working paper analyses governance for demand management innovations in Germany, related energy system outcomes, and issues still outstanding. Demand management is understood in its broad sense here to include demand reduction, demand side response, and distributed energy, but it is also understood to be pivotal to an affordable and sustainable energy system transformation. The working paper is informed by the IGov theory of governing for sustainable energy innovations in that it governance is also understood in a broad sense to include objectives, policies, regulations and market rules. The paper takes sustainable energy governance to be an iterative process that is contingent upon a variety of domestic political and energy structures that affect choices made, as well as the effectiveness in practice of attempts to govern for sustainable demand innovations.
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