Innovation Dynamics and Policy in the Energy Sector

Innovation Dynamics and Policy in the Energy Sector
Author: Milton L. Holloway
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN 10: 0128241926
ISBN 13: 9780128241929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Innovation Dynamics and Policy in the Energy Sector discusses the process and future of global innovation in the energy sector based on the innovation leadership example of Texas. The book proposes that the positive dynamics of Texas energy sector innovations arises from a confluence of factors, including supportive institutions, the management of technological change, competitive markets, astute public policy, intraindustrial collaboration, a cultural focus on change and risk-taking, and natural resource abundance. Heavily case-study focused chapters review the fundamental drivers of innovation, from key discoveries at Spindletop; the proliferation of oil production through major field development; through electric sector deregulation; and recent innovation in hydraulic fracking, renewable integration, and carbon capture. The work closes to argue that sustainable global innovation addressing the twin challenges of climate change and the energy transition must be driven by the promotion of competition and risk-taking which continually promotes the development of ideas, a process jointly funded by the public and private sectors and supported by collaborative and competitive institutions. Reviews the fundamental drivers of energy innovation and examines each driver through 10 key episodes in the Texas energy innovation experience, inclusive of guidance to the international research community based on their example. Establishes the critical impact of constructive energy policy, energy technology, and power markets in cultural settings that invite change and risk-taking and proposes them as key factors in building sustainable innovation. Consolidates current research and practice related to innovation from the perspectives of established (economics and engineering) and emergent (innovation economics and econometrics) disciplines.

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions
Author: Douglas Jay Arent,Channing Arndt,Mackay Miller,Finn Tarp,Owen Zinaman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0198802242
ISBN 13: 9780198802242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A volume on the political economy of clean energy transition in developed and developing regions, with a focus on the issues that different countries face as they transition from fossil fuels to lower carbon technologies.

Industrial Dynamics Innovation Policy and Economic Growth through Technological Advancements

Industrial Dynamics  Innovation Policy  and Economic Growth through Technological Advancements
Author: Yetkiner, I. Hakan
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN 10: 1466619791
ISBN 13: 9781466619791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Dynamics Innovation Policy and Economic Growth through Technological Advancements Book Review:

"This book examines the nature of the process of technological change in different sectors of various countries, analyzing the impact of innovation as well as research and development activities on different outcomes in different fields and assessing the design and impact of policies aimed at enhancing innovation in organizations"--Provided by publisher.

Accelerating Energy Innovation

Accelerating Energy Innovation
Author: Rebecca M. Henderson,Richard G. Newell
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 0226326853
ISBN 13: 9780226326856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Accelerating energy innovation could be an important part of an effective response to the threat of climate change. Written by a stellar group of experts in the field, this book complements existing research on the subject with an exploration of the role that public and private policy have played in enabling—and sustaining—swift innovation in a variety of industries, from agriculture and the life sciences to information technology. Chapters highlight the factors that have determined the impact of past policies, and suggest that effectively managed federal funding, strategies to increase customer demand, and the enabling of aggressive competition from new firms are important ingredients for policies that affect innovative activity.

Innovation Energy

Innovation Energy
Author: Adrian Dumitru Tantau,Alina Mihaela Dima,Maria Alexandra Maassen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781536172904
ISBN 13: 1536172901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The beginnings of the innovative process in the electrical energy field in Romania and today's perspectives / Adrian Tantau and Ileana Gavrilescu, UNESCO Department for Business Administration, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, and others -- Challenges of energy innovation initiatives: Analysis of the context in Romania with the prospects of encouraging new investment / Ana Șerbănescu, University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania -- Energy, water and food nexus: Multipurpose hydropower projects under climate change / Charalampos Skoulikaris, UNESCO Chair and Network INWEB, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Sustainability Innovations in the Electricity Sector

Sustainability Innovations in the Electricity Sector
Author: Dorothea Jansen,Katrin Ostertag,Rainer Walz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2011-09-18
ISBN 10: 9783790827309
ISBN 13: 3790827304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The future of modern societies depends on their ability to deal with the challenge of climate change in the coming decades. One essential component is a better understanding of innovation processes in the energy sector. This book focuses on sustainability innovations in renewable energies, combined heat and power, and energy service contracting, and analyses the institutions, actors and functions within the innovation system. Of particular interest is the question of whether the joint effect of EU-driven market liberalization and climate policies will succeed in establishing market forces that will drive actors towards more climate-friendly energy production. A special focus is on the role of local utilities in the electricity sector as opposed to large transmission net operators or regional net operators. The countries covered in the contributions include Germany, Denmark, the UK, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

Innovation Employment and Growth Policy Issues in the EU and the US

Innovation  Employment and Growth Policy Issues in the EU and the US
Author: Paul J.J. Welfens,John T. Addison
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2009-07-21
ISBN 10: 9783642006319
ISBN 13: 3642006310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation Employment and Growth Policy Issues in the EU and the US Book Review:

Economic development has cyclical dynamics and long-term dynamics – the latter are typically related to demographical changes, innovation and long-term insti- tional changes in open economies. Financial markets – that means mainly capital markets – and labor markets are affected in OECD countries both by innovations and institutional reforms. As regards demographics ageing is a typical challenge on both sides of the Atlantic, and pension reforms in industrialized countries have placed greater emphasis on capital markets than in previous decades. Innovation dynamics certainly are also quite important for all high wage OECD countries. The Lisbon Agenda has put particular emphasis on more growth, higher innovation dynamics and better exploitation of the advantages of a digitally networked society. Traditionally, the US has a lead in global innovations, and the US policy certainly has contributed to the American technological leadership. There still is a per capita income gap in favor of the US and the US labor market situation also looks relatively favorable, but in the ?ve years since 2001 employment growth in the euro area was higher than that of the US. The euro area is, however, a rather heterogeneous set of countries which differ in terms of institutions, attitudes and reform progress – and everywhere governments are aware that there have to be reforms, not least in the context of globalization which bring a more complex and dynamic spatial structure of value-added.

Energy Policy Modeling in the 21st Century

Energy Policy Modeling in the 21st Century
Author: Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2013-10-04
ISBN 10: 1461486068
ISBN 13: 9781461486060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The roles and applications of various modeling approaches, aimed at improving the usefulness of energy policy models in public decision making, are covered by this book. The development, validation, and applications of system dynamics and agent-based models in service of energy policy design and assessment in the 21st century is a key focus. A number of modeling approaches and models for energy policy, with a particular focus on low-carbon economic development of regions and states are covered. Chapters on system dynamics methodology, model-based theory, fuzzy system dynamics frame-work, and optimization modeling approach are presented, along with several chapters on future research opportunities for the energy policy modeling community. The use of model-based analysis and scenarios in energy policy design and assessment has seen phenomenal growth during the past several decades. In recent years, renewed concerns about climate change and energy security have posed unique modeling challenges. By utilizing the validation techniques and procedures which are effectively demonstrated in these contributions, researchers and practitioners in energy systems domain can increase the appeal and acceptance of their policy models.

Sustainable Development and Innovation in the Energy Sector

Sustainable Development and Innovation in the Energy Sector
Author: Ulrich Steger,Wouter Achterberg,Kornelis Blok,Henning Bode,Walter Frenz,Michael Kost,Corinna Gather,Gerd Hanekamp,Rudi Kurz,Dieter Imboden,Matthias Jahnke,Hans G. Nutzinger,Thomas Ziesemer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9783540231035
ISBN 13: 354023103X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book addresses the reality that there is no consensus on the extent to which innovations can reconcile ever-growing energy consumption, the shrinking availability of resources, and the environmental consequences of fossil-fuel energy use. The contributors explore how these conflicting scenarios could be reconciled; and how we might shape a more sustainable energy system from the existing one.

Policy Regulation and Innovation in China s Electricity and Telecom Industries

Policy  Regulation and Innovation in China s Electricity and Telecom Industries
Author: Loren Brandt,Thomas G. Rawski
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2019-05-30
ISBN 10: 1108480993
ISBN 13: 9781108480994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Regulation and Innovation in China s Electricity and Telecom Industries Book Review:

Openness and competition sparked major advances in Chinese industry. Recent policy reversals emphasizing indigenous innovation seem likely to disappoint.

Technological Learning in the Energy Sector

Technological Learning in the Energy Sector
Author: Martin Junginger,Wilfried van Sark,André Faaij
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 1849806845
ISBN 13: 9781849806848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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'This expert analysis provides an important contribution to understanding the technicalities of energy technology cost dynamics. Given the urgent need for delivery of low-cost renewable energy technologies in particular, it is vital to understand how to accelerate this process of technological learning.' - Miguel Mendonca, World Future Council, Germany

Energy Technology Innovation

Energy Technology Innovation
Author: Arnulf Grubler,Charlie Wilson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 110702322X
ISBN 13: 9781107023222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An edited volume on factors determining success or failure of energy technology innovation, for researchers and policy makers.

Government and Energy Innovation

Government and Energy Innovation
Author: Miles Brundage
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780692297506
ISBN 13: 0692297502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Dynamics of Sustainable Innovation Journeys

The Dynamics of Sustainable Innovation Journeys
Author: Frank Geels,Marko Hekkert,Staffan Jacobsson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN 10: 1317981731
ISBN 13: 9781317981732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dynamics of Sustainable Innovation Journeys Book Review:

This book shows that sustainable development should be analysed and managed as an innovation journey in which social, technological, political and cultural dimensions become aligned. The ‘journey’ aspect captures the open and uncertain nature of sustainable developments and highlights the agency dimension, with actors navigating, negotiating, groping and struggling their way forward (and sometimes backward). The book addresses the following research questions: What are the key processes and micro-dynamics of innovation journeys? Which policy lessons can be drawn for managing sustainable innovation journeys? To conceptualize the multi-dimensional nature of innovation journeys the book draws on insights from industrial economics, evolutionary economics, sociology of technology, political science and cultural studies. The book develops several new conceptual frameworks that make different crossovers between these disciplines. These frameworks are empirically tested with case studies on biofuels, onshore wind power, low energy housing, photovoltaic solar cells, biomass and fuel cells. The empirical studies are also used to derive several robust lessons as to how policy makers can influence sustainable innovation journeys. This book was published as a special issue of Technology Analysis & Strategic Management.

The Dynamics of Environmental and Economic Systems

The Dynamics of Environmental and Economic Systems
Author: Valeria Costantini,Massimiliano Mazzanti
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN 10: 9400750897
ISBN 13: 9789400750890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploiting econometric techniques aimed at dealing with the dynamics of economic systems and the heterogeneity of agents performances, the volume integrates innovation-based reasoning with ex-post analyses, and presents ex-ante analyses able to evaluate the role of climate change policies by using computable general equilibrium models such as the Global Trade Analysis Project for Energy (GTAP-E). The authors merge and use a range of datasets, including OECD-PATSTAT and STAN, to test novel techniques informed by evolutionary economic theories and the Porter hypothesis. The immediate relevance and applicability of the models will strengthen the hand of policy analysts for whom the dynamic efficiency of environmental policy is a new, high-profile evaluation criterion.

The Dynamics of Green Innovation in B2B Industries

The Dynamics of Green Innovation in B2B Industries
Author: Friederike Esther Rhein
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN 10: 3658321482
ISBN 13: 9783658321482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this book a quantitative, dynamic model is developed to explain and explore the diffusion of green new products in a business-to-business (B2B) context. Considering the case of emerging bioplastics, this goal is reached through a mixed-methods design, combining qualitative and quantitative methods over three phases. After an interview study with key-value chain actors an experimental vignette technique is applied to further study relevant factors in the micro (firm) level adoption process. Integrating the empirical findings, the diffusion model is developed and simulated at the macro (industry) level using a System Dynamics (SD) approach. Results explain the underlying dynamics and critical conditions for adoption to become self-sustaining.

Innovation Support in Latin America and Europe

Innovation Support in Latin America and Europe
Author: Mark Anderson,David Edgar,Kevin Grant,Keith Halcro,Julio Mario Rodriguez Devis,Lautaro Guera Genskowsky
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN 10: 1317116356
ISBN 13: 9781317116356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Latin America represents one of the most dynamic business regions in the world. Innovation Support in Latin America and Europe explores the need for training innovation professionals, identifies appropriate strategies and best practice for ensuring its delivery, and reflects the outcomes of a major innovation and knowledge transfer project. Academics, business professionals, policy makers, and trade representatives, all contribute to review the literature and existing practices of innovation, and explore the often misunderstood and contested terrain that surrounds innovation theory, policy and practice. In this book you will find a comparative insight into Latin American and European approaches to innovation management and innovation in practice, and an examination of how innovative ideas are exploited for a specifically Latin American context. With chapters which offer insights from both academics and practitioners, the text offers a refreshing, contemporary and trans-national perspective and a clear, concise and enriching discussion on the interplay between research, policy and practice. Innovation Support in Latin America and Europe will appeal to academics and researchers, higher level students, policy makers and business leaders, particularly those with any interest in Latin America.

The Social Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage

The Social Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage
Author: Nils Markusson,Simon Shackley,Benjamin Evar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1849713154
ISBN 13: 9781849713153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has emerged rapidly as a crucial technological option for decarbonising electricity supply and mitigating climate change. Great hopes are being pinned on this new technology but it is also facing growing scepticism and criticism. This book is the first to bring together the full range of social and policy issues surrounding CCS shedding new light on this potentially vital technology and its future. The book covers many crucial topics including the roles and positions that different publics, NGOs, industry, political parties and media are taking up; the way CCS is organised, supported and regulated; how CCS is being debated and judged; how innovation, demonstration and learning are occurring and being conceptualised and promoted; and the role of CCS in the transition to a low carbon energy future. The authors draw on a variety of approaches, concepts, methods and themes and provide a new understanding of innovation in the energy and climate change fields. It tackles the many issues in a way that speaks to those concerned not only to understand these developments, but to those who are involved in the scientific and technological work itself, as well as those charged with evaluating and making decisions relevant to the future of the technology.

Green Energy and Efficiency

Green Energy and Efficiency
Author: Alberto Ansuategi,Juan Delgado,Ibon Galarraga
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2014-11-05
ISBN 10: 3319036327
ISBN 13: 9783319036328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Energy and Efficiency Book Review:

Addressing the major issues associated with green energy and energy efficiency, this book examines the economics of energy from the theoretical as well as applied perspectives. It makes a valuable contribution to existing discussion around environment and climate change issues, and provides an analysis of the socioeconomic and policy-oriented aspects of this topic. Each chapter is self-contained and tackles the fundamental issues and latest developments of a particular sub-topic. Combining rigour and accessibility, this book allows non-specialized readers to understand the complexity of the topic, and to likewise access the most relevant and up-to-date literature. It simultaneously enables more specialized readers to broaden their understanding of complex energy topics and it provides a comprehensive overview of the cutting-edge developments of the issues covered by the book. This book covers important themes including regulation for green energy, the promotion of green energy and efficiency, the challenges and options of renewable energy, and efficiency in economic sectors. It is intended for researchers and postgraduates with an interest in energy, climate change and environmental economics, and also policymakers and energy companies.

The Political Economy of Electricity Progressive Capitalism and the Struggle to Build a Sustainable Power Sector

The Political Economy of Electricity  Progressive Capitalism and the Struggle to Build a Sustainable Power Sector
Author: Mark Cooper
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 459
Release: 2017-04-24
ISBN 10: 1440853436
ISBN 13: 9781440853432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Political Economy of Electricity Progressive Capitalism and the Struggle to Build a Sustainable Power Sector Book Review:

Providing critical insights that will interest readers ranging from economists to environmentalists, policymakers, and politicians, this book analyzes the economics and technology trends involved in the dilemma of decarbonization and addresses why aggressive policy is required in a capitalist political economy to create a sea change away from fossil fuels. • Presents comprehensive and understandable reviews of more than 200 recent empirical studies of market imperfections in the energy efficiency and climate change literature, providing a basis for targeting policies at the most important causes of poor market performance • Argues that aggressive action to induce change and overcome resistance, using targeted policies rather than broad-based taxes, is the strategy that will create movement towards a decarbonized economy and world • Provides a logical decision-making framework and portfolio analysis that enables policymakers and regulators to choose, explain, and defend their decisions, objectively and transparently