Energy technology innovation : learning from historical successes and failures / edited by Arnulf Grubler (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, United States), Charlie Wilson (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom).
Contributor(s): Grübler, Arnulf [editor.] | Wilson, Charlie [editor.].Material type: BookPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.Description: 1 online resource (xv, 387 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781139150880 (ebook).Subject(s): Power resourcesDDC classification: 621.042 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Energy technology innovation / Charlie Wilson and Arnulf Grubler -- The energy technology innovation system / Charlie Wilson and Arnulf Grubler -- Historical case studies of energy technology innovation / Arnulf Grubler and Charlie Wilson -- Grand designs: historical patterns and future scenarios of energy technological change / Arnulf Grubler -- Historical diffusion and growth of energy technologies / Charlie Wilson -- Input, output, and outcome metrics for assessing energy technology innovation / Charlie Wilson -- Technology portfolios: modelling technological uncertainty and innovation risks / Arnulf Grubler, Sabine Fuss, with contributions from David McCollum, Volker Krey, and Keywan Riahi -- Solar water heater innovation in the United States, China, and Europe / Gregory F. Nemet -- Heat pumps: a comparative assessment of innovation and diffusion policies in Sweden and Switzerland / Bernadett Kiss, Lena Neij, and Martin Jakob -- Sources and consequences of knowledge depreciation / Arnulf Grubler and Gregory F. Nemet -- The French pressurised water reactor programme / Arnulf Grubler -- Technological improvements in solar thermal electricity in the United States and the role of public policy / Gregory F. Nemet -- Automobile fuel efficiency standards / Gregory F. Nemet -- Hybrid cars: development and deployment in Japan, the United States, and China / Kelly Sims Gallagher -- Solar photovoltaics: multiple drivers of technological improvement / Gregory F. Nemet -- A comparative assessment of wind turbine innovation and diffusion policies / Lena Neij and Per Dannemand Andersen -- The role of standards: the Japanese top runner programme for end-use efficiency / Osamu Kimura -- Solar innovation and market feedback: solar photovoltaics in rural Kenya / Daniel M. Kammen and Arne Jacobson -- The U.S. synthetic fuels corporation: policy consistency, flexibility, and the long-term consequences of perceived failures / Laura Díaz Anadón and Gregory F. Nemet -- Brazilian ethanol: unpacking a success story of energy technology innovation / Dustin Meyer, Lynn Mytelka, Rich Press, Evandro Luíz Dall'Oglio, Paulo Teixeira de Sousa Jr., and Arnulf Grubler -- Global R & D, market formation, and diffusion investments in energy technology innovation / Arnulf Grubler, Laura Díaz Anadón, Kelly Sims Gallagher, Ruud Kempener, Anastasia O'Rourke, and Charlie Wilson -- Energy RD & D investments in the major emerging economies and the United States / Ruud Kempener, Laura Díaz Anadón, Kelly Sims Gallagher, and Kejun Jiang -- A comparative analysis of annual market investments in energy supply and end-use technologies / Charlie Wilson and Arnulf Grubler -- Lessons learnt from the energy technology innovation system / Charlie Wilson and Arnulf Grubler -- Policies for energy technology innovation / Arnulf Grubler and Charlie Wilson.
Energy technology innovation - improving how we produce and use energy - is critical for a transition towards sustainability. This book presents a rich set of twenty case studies of energy technology innovation embedded within a unifying conceptual framework. It provides insights into why some innovation efforts have been more successful than others, and draws important policy conclusions. The case studies cover a wide range of energy technologies, ranging from energy supply to energy end use, from successes to failures and from industrialized, emerging and developing economies. The case studies are presented by an international group of eminent scholars under the auspices of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA), whose main volume was published in 2012 by Cambridge University Press. Energy Technology Innovation presents new data, new concepts and novel analytical and policy perspectives. It will prove to be invaluable for researchers, policy makers, economists, industrial innovators and entrepreneurs in the field of energy technology.