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Intellectual Property Within The Emerging Renewable Energy Market: A Case Study Of The Eu

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  • Ramona Miron

    () (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania)

  • Simona Gabor

    () (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania)

Abstract

Energy produced from renewable sources and its capacity to reduce GHG emissions and to enhance energy security is one of today’s most debated issues. The renewable energy sources form a small but fast growing part of the global energy portfolio. A crucial condition for green energy to win an important share of the energy sector is lowering the production cost of the equipments. In the long run this can be achieved by supporting and protecting innovation in this field. This paper deals with the debated issue of intellectual property in the field of renewable energy in the European Union. We start with a study of the legislative framework of both intellectual property and renewable energy. Using statistical data and illustrative case studies the paper aims to determine the characteristics and importance of intellectual property in the field of renewable energy. We look at the EU as a regional player and analyse the influence of intellectual property both internally – by presenting the different discourses of developed and developing EU countries - and externally – on global level.

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  • Ramona Miron & Simona Gabor, 2012. "Intellectual Property Within The Emerging Renewable Energy Market: A Case Study Of The Eu," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 4(3), pages 364-384, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2012:v:4:i:3:p:364-384
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    Keywords

    renewable energy; intellectual property; European policies Romania;

    JEL classification:

    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy
    • Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy
    • Q42 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Alternative Energy Sources

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