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dc.contributor.authorWangler, Leoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-20T14:33:35Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-20T14:33:35Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/32559-
dc.description.abstractThis study is about structural change in the energy system. In a first step an econometric model is presented and in a second step diffusion of GTs is embedded theoretically. By focusing on different green technology industries (GT sector) in Germany, we analyze how policy induced demand stimulates innovation. Taking the size of the market as a proxy for demand and patent counts as a proxy for innovation, we find support that the presence of institutions enabling diffusion of GTs are correlated with innovative activity. Public R&D expenditures also play a significant role. We additionally control for a structural break by comparing the two institutional settings incorporated into the legal system in Germany, namely the Stromeinspeisegesetz (SEG) and the Erneuerbare Energiengesetz (EEG). We cannot find support for the supposition that innovative activity significantly differs for diffusion under the SEG and EEG. The empirical findings also show that electricity prices are not the driving force for innovative activity within the GT sector. The discussion at the end of the paper comes to the result that diffusion of GTs - under the EEG - is difficult to be justified theoretically.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aUniv. [u.a.] |cJenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aJena economic research papers |x2010,002en_US
dc.subject.jelL52en_US
dc.subject.jelO31en_US
dc.subject.jelO32en_US
dc.subject.jelQ01en_US
dc.subject.jelQ5en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRenewable Energiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordDemand Pullen_US
dc.subject.keywordStructural Changeen_US
dc.subject.stwRegenerative Energieen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationsdiffusionen_US
dc.subject.stwEnergiewirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwFörderung regenerativer Energienen_US
dc.subject.stwForschungs- und Technologiepolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwNachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwElektrizitätsrechten_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleRenewables and innovation: Empirical assessment and theoretical considerationsen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn618633677en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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