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  • Print publication year: 2013
  • Online publication date: December 2013

Part II - Patterns and Linkages in the Energy Technology Innovation System

  • Edited by Arnulf Grubler, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, Charlie Wilson, University of East Anglia
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • pp 37-102

Further Reading

For a more detailed version of this case study with additional empirical material, see Wilson and Grubler (2011).

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Further Reading

This case study extends a body of research begun in Wilson (2009) and more recently applied to learning and formative phases historically (Wilson, 2012), and to the evaluation of future scenarios of technological diffusion (Wilson et al., 2012). For a more general overview of the dynamics of technological change and diffusion in the energy system, see Grubler and colleagues (1999).

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5 Further Reading

For a good overview of issues associated with assessing innovation in energy technologies, see Gallagher, Holdren, and Sagar (2006). For an interesting recent application of one widely used metric, patent counts, see Johnstone, Hašcˇicˇ, and Popp (2010). For a comparison of innovation input and output metrics in the context of the energy system, see: Wilson and colleagues (2012).

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Further Reading

Fuss and colleagues (2009) provide a useful application of portfolio theory in relation to climate change mitigation. Awerbuch (2006) is another interesting and detailed demonstration of portfolio design in an energy context.

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