Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/53256
Authors: 
Lanzi, Elisa
Verdolini, Elena
Haéscic, Ivan
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Sustainable development 10.2011
Abstract: 
This paper studies innovation dynamics in efficiency improving electricity generation technologies as an important means of mitigating climate change impacts. Relevant patents are identified and used as an indicator of innovation. We find that patenting in efficiency improving technologies has mostly been stable over time, with a recent decreasing trend. We also find that majority of patents are first filed in OECD countries and only then in non-OECD or BRIC countries. Conversely, non-OECD and BRIC countries apply for patents that are mostly marketed domestically. This result shows that there is significant technology transfer in the field of efficiency improving technologies for electricity production. This flow of know-how is likely to contribute to mitigation of greenhouse gases emissions in emerging economies in the long run.
Subjects: 
Climate Change
Technological Innovation
Energy
Patents
Fossil Fuels
JEL: 
Q32
Q4
Q55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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