The Energy Technology Innovation System

Gallagher, K.S., Grubler, A. ORCID:, Kuhl, L., Nemet, G.F., & Wilson, C. ORCID: (2012). The Energy Technology Innovation System. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 37 137-162. 10.1146/annurev-environ-060311-133915.

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This article reviews the concept of an energy technology innovation system (ETIS). The ETIS is a systemic perspective on innovation comprising all aspects of energy transformations (supply and demand); all stages of the technology development cycle; and all the major innovation processes, feedbacks, actors, institutions, and network. We use it as an analytical framework to describe key features and drivers of energy innovation. A global snapshot of the ETIS is provided using investments as the main indicator. Rationales for government policy in energy innovation are discussed, and policy design guidelines for an effectively functioning ETIS are presented. The proposed guidelines are based on a survey of the literature and empirical case studies; they diverge substantially from polices implied by partial perspectives on innovation. Key research, information, and data needs are also identified.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technological change; Systems analysis; Climate; Policy
Research Programs: Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Bibliographic Reference: Annual Review of Environment and Resources; 37:137-162 (November 2012) (Published online 31 July 2012)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:46
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:22

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