Towards A Competitive Low-Carbon Economy: On Firms’ Incentives And The Role Of Public Research
This paper considers the prerequisites for implementing a competitive low-carbon economy in the European Union from the point of view of firms’ incentives, the role of policy and the contribution of public research. It suggests that the reduction of the environmental impact of energy can be a new competitiveness factor. Rather than being treated as a constraint and cost-aggravating factor, addressing climate change can offer economic opportunity and contribute to growth. The paper looks at both static (energy efficiency) and dynamic (innovation – new products, processes, technologies or sectors and consumption patterns) dimensions of competitiveness.
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- Juan Delgado & Hans W. Friederiszick & Lars-Hendrik RÃ¶ller, . "Energy: choices for Europe," Blueprints, Bruegel, number 14, November.
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