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Innovation Dynamics and Policy in the Energy Sector
Author : Milton L. Holloway
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2021-05-01
ISBN 10 : 0128241926
Pages : 270 pages
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Innovation Dynamics and Policy in the Energy Sector: Building Global Energy Markets, Institutions, Public Policy, Technology and Culture on the Texan Innovation Example reviews the dynamics of the Texas energy sector, including discussions on technological change, competitive markets, astute public policy, collaborative institutions, a culture that invites change and risk-taking, and natural resource abundance. The book documents numerous case studies driven by innovation in policy, markets, technology and institutions, including Spindletop, East Texas Field, Disciplined Rule of Capture, Permian Basin, Natural Gas Flaring, The Arab Oil Embargo, Electric Sector Deregulation, and more. The book argues that sustainable global innovation that addresses the twin challenges of climate change and 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 both public and private sectors. Describes fundamental drivers of innovation Examines each driver through ten key episodes in the Texas energy innovation experience Establishes policy, technology and markets in cultural settings that invite change and risk-taking as key factors in building sustainable innovation Consolidates current research and practice relating to innovation from the perspectives of established (economics, engineering) and emergent (innovation economics, econometrics) disciplines

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions
Author : Douglas Jay Arent,Channing Arndt,Mackay Miller,Finn Tarp,Owen Zinaman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2017
ISBN 10 : 0198802242
Pages : 594 pages
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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.

Handbook of Sustainable Innovation
Author : Frank Boons,Andrew McMeekin
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date : 2019
ISBN 10 : 1788112571
Pages : 416 pages
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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 Political Economy of Electricity: Progressive Capitalism and the Struggle to Build a Sustainable Power Sector
Author : Mark Cooper
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2017-04-24
ISBN 10 : 1440853436
Pages : 459 pages
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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

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
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2005-12-05
ISBN 10 : 3540268820
Pages : 267 pages
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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

Industrial Dynamics, Innovation Policy, and Economic Growth through Technological Advancements
Author : Yetkiner, I. Hakan
Publisher : IGI Global
Release Date : 2012-08-31
ISBN 10 : 1466619791
Pages : 374 pages
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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.

Environmental Technology and Innovation Drivers and Policy Measures
Author : N.A
Publisher : Nordic Council of Ministers
Release Date : 2010
ISBN 10 : 928932080X
Pages : 62 pages
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Designing Climate Solutions
Author : Hal Harvey,Robbie Orvis,Jeffrey Rissman
Publisher : Island Press
Release Date : 2018-11-01
ISBN 10 : 1610919564
Pages : 326 pages
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With the effects of climate change already upon us, the need to cut global greenhouse gas emissions is nothing less than urgent. It’s a daunting challenge, but the technologies and strategies to meet it exist today. A small set of energy policies, designed and implemented well, can put us on the path to a low carbon future. Energy systems are large and complex, so energy policy must be focused and cost-effective. One-size-fits-all approaches simply won’t get the job done. Policymakers need a clear, comprehensive resource that outlines the energy policies that will have the biggest impact on our climate future, and describes how to design these policies well. Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy is the first such guide, bringing together the latest research and analysis around low carbon energy solutions. Written by Hal Harvey, CEO of the policy firm Energy Innovation, with Robbie Orvis and Jeffrey Rissman of Energy Innovation, Designing Climate Solutions is an accessible resource on lowering carbon emissions for policymakers, activists, philanthropists, and others in the climate and energy community. In Part I, the authors deliver a roadmap for understanding which countries, sectors, and sources produce the greatest amount of greenhouse gas emissions, and give readers the tools to select and design efficient policies for each of these sectors. In Part II, they break down each type of policy, from renewable portfolio standards to carbon pricing, offering key design principles and case studies where each policy has been implemented successfully. We don’t need to wait for new technologies or strategies to create a low carbon future—and we can’t afford to. Designing Climate Solutions gives professionals the tools they need to select, design, and implement the policies that can put us on the path to a livable climate future.

Innovation in Energy Law and Technology
Author : Donald Zillman,Lee Godden,Martha Roggenkamp,LeRoy Paddock
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2018-03-22
ISBN 10 : 0198822081
Pages : 464 pages
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As energy innovation becomes imperative for the environment and energy security, the law must be fleet-footed to evolve in an unwieldy area of policy. This much-needed text assembles experts to analyse the most recent developments, and to postulate how human rights, sustainable development, and the eradication of energy poverty could be achieved.

Innovation for Sustainable Electricity Systems
Author : Barbara Praetorius,Dierk Bauknecht,Martin Cames,Corinna Fischer,Martin Pehnt,Katja Schumacher,Jan-Peter Voß
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2008-10-01
ISBN 10 : 3790820768
Pages : 245 pages
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Innovation is key to achieving a sustainable electricity system. New technologies and organizational changes can bring about more sustainable, climate-friendly electricity structures. Yet the dynamics of innovation are complex, and difficult to shape. This book, written by experts in the field, sets out to explore the dynamics, the drivers and the setting of innovation processes. Case studies on micro cogeneration, carbon capture and storage, consumer feedback, network regulation and emissions trading provide insights into innovation dynamics in the electricity system and are analyzed to derive strategic implications for innovation policies. A special focus is placed on drivers and barriers of change, and their consequences for shaping the innovation process. This book is an indispensable source of information for researchers and decision makers in energy and climate change as well as for lecturers and students interested in the principles and ramifications of electricity innovation dynamics.

Dynamic Governance of Energy Technology Change
Author : Silvia Ulli-Beer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2013-12-09
ISBN 10 : 3642397530
Pages : 252 pages
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Formulating effective responses to the global challenges of mitigating climate change and securing a sustainable energy future requires a clear understanding of the interdependent causalities between institutions, local decision making, strategic alliances and eco-innovations, as well as policies. It has been acknowledged that the linear “Manhattan project” model is not an adequate governance model for mastering the dynamic complexity of socio-technical transitions; therefore this book aims at advancing research on systematic transition management models. It offers qualitative and quantitative analyses of socio-technical transitions in road transportation and housing, bringing together tailored theorizing on sustainability transitions and applied system dynamics modeling. It highlights the interconnected causal feedbacks that are required to overcome the lock-in situation in road transportation and housing fueled by fossil energies. Showing which concerted actions and framework conditions are required in the transition phases in order to initiate and sustain socio-technical transition, it serves as a guide to model-based strategy making, policy design and analyses in support of sustainable futures.

Innovations in Macroeconomics
Author : Paul J.J. Welfens
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2008-06-20
ISBN 10 : 3540794123
Pages : 455 pages
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Modern macroeconomics suffers from an unclear link between short-term Keynesian analysis and long-term growth modelling. This book presents a new link between monetary analysis and growth modelling in open economies. Structural change, innovations and growth are considered from a new perspective. With respect to economic policy - in particular innovation policy - the analysis implies major changes, concerning both EU countries and other leading OECD economies.

Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia
Author : C. Kuzemko,A. Belyi,A. Goldthau,M. Keating
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2012-03-02
ISBN 10 : 0230370942
Pages : 292 pages
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Energy in Europe and Russia is in flux. This book presents a rich set of case studies for analyzing the complex and intertwined regional dynamics of multiple actors, levels, and policy fields in energy throughout Europe and Russia, with the aim of offering an alternative view to the prevalent geopolitical or neoliberal approaches.

Towards Environmental Innovation Systems
Author : K. Matthias Weber,Jens Hemmelskamp
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2005-12-05
ISBN 10 : 9783540272984
Pages : 352 pages
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Here is a dialog among worldwide experts across disciplines concerning theoretical frameworks and practical experiences to guide research and policy "towards environmental innovation systems". The contributors explore new directions of research at the border of two research traditions: systems of innovation and environmental innovations. The text examines the four main components of environmental innovation systems: conceptual foundations, empirical experiences, strategic approaches, and experiences with policy instruments.

The Economic Dynamics of Fuel Cell Technologies
Author : Arman Avadikyan,Fernand Amesse,Patrick Cohendet,Jean-Alain Héraud
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2003-04-10
ISBN 10 : 9783540007487
Pages : 237 pages
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with contributions by numerous experts

The Challenges of Energy Efficiency Innovations in the Nordic Building Sector
Author : Bernan
Publisher : Nordic Council of Ministers
Release Date : 2008-06-01
ISBN 10 : 928931723X
Pages : 44 pages
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Energy Policy and International Competitiveness
Author : Maurizio Grassini,Rossella Bardazzi
Publisher : Firenze University Press
Release Date : 2009
ISBN 10 : 8864530401
Pages : 256 pages
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The Social Dynamics of Innovation Networks
Author : Roel Rutten,Paul Benneworth,Dessy Irawati,Frans Boekema
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2014-06-27
ISBN 10 : 1135130108
Pages : 284 pages
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The social dynamics of innovation networks captures the important role of trust, social capital, institutions and norms and values in the creation of knowledge in innovation networks. In doing so, this book connects to a long-standing debate on the socio-spatial context of innovation in economic geography, which is usually referred to as the Territorial Models of Innovation (TIMs) literature. This present volume breaks with the TIM literature in several important ways. In the first place, this book emphasizes the role of individual agency because individuals and their networks are increasingly recognized as the principal agents of knowledge creation. Secondly, this volume looks at space as a continuous field of opportunity rather than as bounded territory with a set of endowments, such as knowledge base and social capital. Although individually these elements are not new to the TIM literature, it has thus far failed to grasp their critical implication for studying the social dynamics of innovation networks. The approach to the socio-spatial context of innovation in this volume is summarized as Knowledge Economy 2.0. It emphasizes that human creativity is now the main source of economic value and that human creativity and knowledge creation is not an organized process within organizations, but happens bottom up in formal and informal professional and social networks of individuals that cut across multiple organizations.

Dynamic Governance of Energy Technology Change
Author : Silvia Ulli-Beer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2013-12-09
ISBN 10 : 3642397530
Pages : 252 pages
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Formulating effective responses to the global challenges of mitigating climate change and securing a sustainable energy future requires a clear understanding of the interdependent causalities between institutions, local decision making, strategic alliances and eco-innovations, as well as policies. It has been acknowledged that the linear “Manhattan project” model is not an adequate governance model for mastering the dynamic complexity of socio-technical transitions; therefore this book aims at advancing research on systematic transition management models. It offers qualitative and quantitative analyses of socio-technical transitions in road transportation and housing, bringing together tailored theorizing on sustainability transitions and applied system dynamics modeling. It highlights the interconnected causal feedbacks that are required to overcome the lock-in situation in road transportation and housing fueled by fossil energies. Showing which concerted actions and framework conditions are required in the transition phases in order to initiate and sustain socio-technical transition, it serves as a guide to model-based strategy making, policy design and analyses in support of sustainable futures.

Sustainable Resource Use and Economic Dynamics
Author : Lucas Bretschger,Sjak Smulders
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2007-07-19
ISBN 10 : 1402062931
Pages : 231 pages
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The chapters in the book cover a broad range of aspects regarding the relationship between natural resource use and long-term economic development. The book surveys existing literature as well as adds to frontier research. In particular, the following topics are studied: incentives for adoption and diffusion of clean technology, resource scarcity and limits to growth, international convergence of energy intensity, and the social norms shaping resource depletion.