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.

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

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"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.

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.

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 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

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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.

Innovation Energy

Innovation Energy
Author: Adrian Dumitru Tantau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781536172911
ISBN 13: 153617291X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"The book "Innovation Energy: Trends and Perspectives or Challenges of Energy Innovation" is a source of information for researchers and experts mainly, as well as any party interested of gaining knowledge in this field. The volume brings a new and updated perspective on the current innovations in the energy field regarding technological and strategic approaches. The book is a result of the Second Open Meeting of the Balkan UNESCO Chairs 2017, organised by the UNESCO Chair for Business Administration (Chaire UNESCO pour la formation et la recherche appliquée au développement de l'entreprise dans les pays en conversion économique) within the Faculty of Business Administration, the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and Romania in partnership with the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO (CNR UNESCO). This event brought together the Balkan UNESCO Chairs on the topic of topic of "Education for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability in the Knowledge Economy" on the 26-27th October 2017 at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. The book comprises the research of experts and scholars in the field of energy and business from various countries, especially from Europe. The research areas covered by the chapters include topics referring to: the developments of the innovative process in the electrical energy field in Romania, initiatives for promoting new investments in the energy sector, new sources of energy for diminishing hazardous waste, infrastructure protection as a security factor, promoting electricity from renewable energy sources, floating wind turbines, multipurpose hydropower projects under climate change, innovations in landscape of nuclear power, innovations in energy trading, energy policy, patents and its application process in the energy field. This book seeks to bridge an important research gap by questioning and studying the progress of different types of innovations in the energy field and their impact on developing and advanced economies globally. It aims to explore and present trends, dynamics and implications of the innovations and progress in energy technologies and sustainable business, economic and political strategies and the most recent developments in the green energy field. Furthermore, it explores opportunities and threats in the way of innovative challenges in these economies through a wealth of insights by researchers in the field with the objective of emphasizing possible strategies to global sustainability"--

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.

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.

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

Energy Policy Modeling in the 21st Century Book Review:

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.

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

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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.

Handbook of Sustainable Innovation

Handbook of Sustainable Innovation
Author: Frank Boons,Andrew McMeekin
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1788112571
ISBN 13: 9781788112574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Sustainable Innovation maps the multiple lineages of research and understanding that constitute academic work on how technological change relates to sustainable practices of production and consumption. Leading academics contribute by mapping the general evolution of this academic field, our understanding of sustainable innovation at the firm, user, and systems level, the governance of sustainable innovation, and the methodological approaches used. The Handbook explores the distinctiveness of sustainable innovation and concludes with suggestions for generating future research avenues that exploit the current diversity of work while seeking increased systemic insight.

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.

Macro Innovation Dynamics and the Golden Age

Macro Innovation Dynamics and the Golden Age
Author: Paul J. J. Welfens
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN 10: 3319503677
ISBN 13: 9783319503677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macro Innovation Dynamics and the Golden Age Book Review:

This book takes a new look at the golden age in neoclassical growth theory and explores in detail sustainability and optimum growth in China, the US and Europe. Innovation, foreign direct investment, trade and growth dynamics are key elements in modern economies – including perspectives on green growth and aspects of the knowledge production function in the context of multinational companies. As such the book considers the role of foreign direct investment in a modified growth model and discusses innovation in an enhanced Mundell-Fleming macro model. Moreover, for the first time it directly links a knowledge production function to the macro production function in a broader context, including real money balances in the production function. It shows – also with empirical relevance – that FDI inward stocks relative to the GDP of host countries, the number of researchers and per capita income are relevant drivers of new knowledge and the stock of knowledge, respectively. This new Schumpeterian theoretical approach lends itself to important policy conclusions for both OECD members and newly industrialized countries.

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

Handbook of Energy Economics and Policy

Handbook of Energy Economics and Policy
Author: Alessandro Rubino,Alessandro Sapio,Massimo La Scala
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2021-05-01
ISBN 10: 012814713X
ISBN 13: 9780128147139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Energy Economics and Policy: Fundamentals and Applications for Engineers and Energy Planners presents energy engineers and managers with analytical skills and concepts that enable them to apply simple economic logic to understand the interrelations between energy technologies, economics, regulation and governance of the industry. Sections cover the origins, types and measurement of energy sources, transportation networks, and regulatory and policy issues on electricity and gas at a global level, new economic and policy issues, including innovation processes in the energy industry and economic and policy implications. Final sections cover state-of-the-art methods for modeling and predicting the dynamics of energy systems. Its unique approach and learning path makes this book an ideal resource for energy engineering practitioners and researchers working to design, develop, plan or deploy energy systems. Energy planners and policymakers will also find this to be a solid foundation on which to base decisions. Presents key-concepts and their interrelation with energy technologies and systems in a clear way for ready application during planning and deployment of energy technologies and systems Includes global case studies covering a wide array of energy sources and regulatory models Explores methodologies for modeling and forecasting the impacts of energy technologies and systems, as well as their costs and possible business models

OECD Studies on Environmental Innovation Energy and Climate Policy Bending the Technological Trajectory

OECD Studies on Environmental Innovation Energy and Climate Policy Bending the Technological Trajectory
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN 10: 9264174575
ISBN 13: 9789264174573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book presents a series of papers that explore the extent to which technological innovation can lower the cost of achieving climate change mitigation objectives.

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,Corinna Gather,Gerd Hanekamp,Dieter Imboden,Matthias Jahnke,Michael Kost,Rudi Kurz,Hans Gottfried Nutzinger,Thomas Ziesemer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2005-12-05
ISBN 10: 3540268820
ISBN 13: 9783540268826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Explores how these conflicting scenarios could be reconciled; how can we shape a more sustainable energy system from the existing one; and possible technological progress and innovations to enable a brighter future. Addresses the reality that there exists no consensus on the extent to which innovations can really contribute to reconciling ever-growing energy consumption, availability of resources and the environment, and the structural demands on any energy system. Offers and explains a four-point strategy: Energy should according to its importance regain a top priority in the political arena; higly targeted subsidies should be given for a limited amount of time to speed up the market introduction of energy-efficient and regenerative techniques in analogy to the ‚Dutch model‘; Negotiated agreements and unilateral self-commitments can subsequently ensure further market diffusion of sustainable energy innovations.; the basic research in energy should not be diminished but intensified instead

The Global Energy Challenge

The Global Energy Challenge
Author: Caroline Kuzemko,Michael F. Keating,Andreas Goldthau
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-09-30
ISBN 10: 1137410086
ISBN 13: 9781137410085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Energy Challenge Book Review:

The supply and demand of energy, its security and environmental sustainability are increasingly central issues in the contemporary world. This broad-ranging new text provides an international and interdisciplinary introduction to today's political, economic, security, policy and technological challenges set in a clear historical context.

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

Energy Technology Innovation Book Review:

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

Handbook on the Geographies of Energy

Handbook on the Geographies of Energy
Author: Barry D. Solomon,Kirby E. Calvert
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-12-29
ISBN 10: 1785365622
ISBN 13: 9781785365621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on the Geographies of Energy Book Review:

This extensive Handbook captures a range of expertise and perspectives on the changing geographies and landscapes of energy production, distribution, and use. Combining established and emerging scholarship from across disciplines, the expert contributions provide a broad overview of research frontiers for the changing geographies of energy worldwide. Interdisciplinary in nature and broad in scope, it serves to answer a range of questions and provide the reader with conceptual and methodological foundations.