Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Sociology - Economy and Industry, grade: 1,6, LMU Munich, course: Energy and Society, language: English, abstract: This paper aims to find the major drivers, which allow a developing country to effectively transition to renewable energy. In the first chapter possible drivers for the transition to renewable energies will be presented. The processes behind these driving forces shall also be discussed. The second part offers case studies on The Philippines, Kenya and Brazil, which have been particularly successful in the transition to renewable energy. This paper aims to thereby identifying what has made these developing countries so successful in their transition.