Renewable Energy Policies and Technological Innovation: Evidence Based on Patent Counts
This paper examines the effect of environmental policies on technological innovation in the specific case of renewable energy. The analysis is conducted using patent data on a panel of 25 countries over the period 1978-2003. It is found that public policy plays a significant role in determining patent applications. Different types of policy instruments are effective for different renewable energy sources.
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Volume (Year): 45 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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