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Energy technology dynamics

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  • Patrick Criqui
  • Jean-Marie Martin
  • Leo Schrattenholzer
  • Tom Kram
  • Luc Soete
  • Adriaan Van Zon

Abstract

The paper aims to identify both the major changes that have occurred in the energy sector during the past thirty years and the key driving forces that explain these changes. After a review of the key concepts provided by economic theory in order to analyse technical change in Section 2, Section 3 proposes an historical analysis of three main clusters of innovations that have profoundly altered the energy sector in the last decades. Section 4 and Section 5 aim to provide empirical elements for the characterisation of the two driving forces to technical change, i.e. public R&D and "learning by doing" and experience effects. Finally, Section 6 and Section 7 provide insights for the design of energy technology policies, first with an assessment of the role of different types of uncertainties in technology dynamics and then by focusing on the role of public technology policies in the context of growing demand for cleaner technologies.

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  • Patrick Criqui & Jean-Marie Martin & Leo Schrattenholzer & Tom Kram & Luc Soete & Adriaan Van Zon, 2000. "Energy technology dynamics," International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 14(1/2/3/4), pages 65-103.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijgeni:v:14:y:2000:i:1/2/3/4:p:65-103
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    1. da Graça Carvalho, Maria & Bonifacio, Matteo & Dechamps, Pierre, 2011. "Building a low carbon society," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 1842-1847.
    2. Harashima, Taiji, 2009. "A Theory of Total Factor Productivity and the Convergence Hypothesis: Workers’ Innovations as an Essential Element," MPRA Paper 15508, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Guillaume Bourgeois & Sandrine Mathy & Philippe Menanteau, 2017. "The effect of climate policies on renewable energies : a review of econometric studies
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    4. Harashima, Taiji, 2014. "Division of Work and Fragmented Information: An Explanation for the Diminishing Marginal Product of Labor," MPRA Paper 56301, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Harashima, Taiji, 2011. "A Model of Total Factor Productivity Built on Hayek’s View of Knowledge: What Really Went Wrong with Socialist Planned Economies?," MPRA Paper 29107, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Harashima, Taiji, 2012. "A Theory of Intelligence and Total Factor Productivity: Value Added Reflects the Fruits of Fluid Intelligence," MPRA Paper 43151, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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