National Innovation, Industrial Policy and Renewable Energy Technology
Connor, Peter M.
British Institute of Energy Economics
This paper notes that different nation’s approaches to innovation and industrial policy impact on the range of renewable energy policy options available, the choices that are made and the aims that underlie them. It considers those policies which have been most successful in stimulating installed wind energy capacity and industrial growth in wind turbine manufacturing in Denmark, Germany and Spain with a view to the instruments employed and the context of their employ, that is, within more coordinated economies. This is compared with the greater constraints on nations with more liberal economies, specifically the UK, and the less impressive results achieved therein. The range, flexibility and impacts of central support mechanisms and of additional policy instruments operating alongside them are also considered with a view to achieving the full range of RE policy goals.
'Government Intervention in Energy Markets' BIEE conference, Oxford, UK, 25–26 September 2003
'Government Intervention in Energy Markets' BIEE conference 2003
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