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Innovation for a Low Carbon Economy

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Innovation for a Low Carbon Economy

Economic, Institutional and Management Approaches

9781847203823 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Timothy J. Foxon, Professor of Sustainability Transitions (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, The Sussex Energy Group), University of Sussex, UK, Jonathan Köhler, Fraunhofer-Institut für System-und Innovationsforschung ISI, Germany and Christine Oughton, Professor of Economics and Management, University of Bolzano, Italy
Publication Date: 2008 ISBN: 978 1 84720 382 3 Extent: 288 pp
This book shows that although innovations in energy systems represent a core contribution to achieving national and international energy policy goals, theoretical approaches to understanding innovation differ radically between separate disciplinary perspectives. The need for greater mutual learning between these approaches is met within this study as international academics from economic, institutional and management backgrounds share and analyse their respective approaches, knowledge and insights.

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Innovation for a Low Carbon Economy analyses the interplay of technological, institutional, market and management factors in the dynamics of energy systems. The book aims to inform national and international policies to promote low carbon innovation.

Featuring chapters by leading international experts, this book explores how innovation in energy systems will provide a core contribution to achieving national and international energy policy goals, including energy security and long-term reductions in CO2 emissions. The book elaborates approaches to understanding innovation from different disciplinary perspectives and illustrates these through case studies of national and sectoral energy systems. These cover a range of technologies including photovoltaics, wind power, fuel cells, microgeneration, combined heat and power, and efficiency standards, for both energy and transport services. It contributes to greater mutual learning between approaches as international academics from economic, institutional and management backgrounds share and analyse their respective approaches, knowledge and insights.

The explicitly multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach will appeal to academic researchers and postgraduate students interested in energy systems and policy. It will also be of interest to policymakers involved in promoting low carbon innovation, and strategic management thinkers in energy firms and consultancies.
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Contributors: A. Bergek, B. Boardman, J. Brown, T. Foxon, J. Groenewegen, P. Harborne, M. Hekkert, C. Hendry, M. Hinnells, S. Jacobsson, M. Jonker, J. Köhler, R. Künneke, E. Mast, J. Michie, G. Nemet, K. Neuhoff, C. Oughton, B. Praetorius, R. Sauter, M. van der Steen, J. Watson, C.-O. Wene, L. Whitmarsh
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Contents:

Preface

Foreword

1. Innovation in Energy Systems: Learning from Economic, Institutional and Management Approaches
Timothy Foxon, Jonathan Köhler and Karsten Neuhoff

2. A Cybernetic Perspective on Technology Learning
Clas-Otto Wene

3. Demand-pull Energy Technology Policies, Diffusion and Improvements in California Wind Power
Gregory Nemet

4. Functions in Innovation Systems: A Framework for Analysing Energy System Dynamics and Identifying Goals for System-building Activities by Entrepreneurs and Policymakers
Anna Bergek, Marko Hekkert and Staffan Jacobsson

5. Firms, Markets and the Fuel Cell Technology Innovation System in an International Perspective
Chris Hendry, James Brown and Paul Harborne

6. On the Dynamics of Microgeneration Diffusion in Germany and the UK
Barbara Praetorius, Raphael Sauter and Jim Watson

7. Evolutionary Innovation Systems of Low Carbon Electricity: Insights about Institutional Change and Innovation in the Cases of CHP and Wind Energy
Marianne van der Steen, John Groenewegen, Martijn Jonker, Rolf Künneke and Eeke Mast

8. Market Transformation: Innovation Theory and Practice
Mark Hinnells and Brenda Boardman

9. Can Car Makers Save the Planet?
Jonathan Köhler, Lorraine Whitmarsh, Jonathan Michie and Christine Oughton

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