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Time strategies in environmental innovation policy: the case of the mobile fuel cell and hydrogen infrastructure

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Although fundamental innovations can make especially important contributions to the environmental soundness of economic progress, they are often impeded by path dependency and lock-in on the part of established technologies. Because the intensity of the latter effect changes in time, it is possible to identify and strategically use windows of opportunity - periods in which successful transition is greatly facilitated. In the case of the mobile fuel cell, economies of scale, learning and network effects are among the most important techno-economic determinants of such a window. Other more political determinants are political guidance and supranational agreements. All effects were combined to form a time strategy that allows innovation policy to effectively push the new technology at the lowest possible cost for the economy.

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  • Sartorius, Christian, 2007. "Time strategies in environmental innovation policy: the case of the mobile fuel cell and hydrogen infrastructure," Working Papers "Sustainability and Innovation" S4/2007, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI).
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    1. Nill, Jan & Kemp, Ren, 2009. "Evolutionary approaches for sustainable innovation policies: From niche to paradigm?," Research Policy, Elsevier, pages 668-680.

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