Innovation for Sustainable Electricity Systems

Exploring the Dynamics of Energy Transitions

  • Barbara Praetorius
  • Dierk Bauknecht
  • Martin Cames
  • Corinna Fischer
  • Martin Pehnt
  • Katja Schumacher
  • Jan-Peter Voß

Part of the Sustainability and Innovation book series (SUSTAINABILITY)

About this book

Introduction

Innovation is key to achieving a sustainable electricity system. New technologies and organizational changes can bring about more sustainable, climate-friendly electricity structures. Yet the dynamics of innovation are complex, and difficult to shape. This book, written by experts in the field, sets out to explore the dynamics, the drivers and the setting of innovation processes. Case studies on micro cogeneration, carbon capture and storage, consumer feedback, network regulation and emissions trading provide insights into innovation dynamics in the electricity system and are analyzed to derive strategic implications for innovation policies. A special focus is placed on drivers and barriers of change, and their consequences for shaping the innovation process. This book is an indispensable source of information for researchers and decision makers in energy and climate change as well as for lecturers and students interested in the principles and ramifications of electricity innovation dynamics.

Keywords

Climate Change Energy and Climate Change Environmental Economics Innovation Innovation Systems Interdisciplinary Technology Assessment R&D/Technology Policy Transformation organization

Authors and affiliations

  • Barbara Praetorius
    • 1
  • Dierk Bauknecht
    • 2
  • Martin Cames
    • 3
  • Corinna Fischer
    • 4
  • Martin Pehnt
    • 5
  • Katja Schumacher
    • 3
  • Jan-Peter Voß
    • 3
  1. 1.Energy & Environment DivisionDIW Berlin - German Institute for Economic ResearchBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Energy & Climate DivisionÖko-Institut e.V. - Institute for Applied EcologyFreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Energy & Climate DivisionÖko-Institut e.V. - Institute for Applied EcologyBerlinGermany
  4. 4.VerbraucherzentraleBundesverband e.V. (vzbv)BerlinGermany
  5. 5.IFEU Institut für Energie-und UmweltforschungHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7908-2076-8
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2075-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2076-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-1030
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