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Sustainable Development and Innovation in the Energy Sector (Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005)

By: Achterberg, Wouter Blok, Kornelis Bode, Henning Frenz, Walter (University of Aachen, Germany) Gather, Corinna Hanekamp, Gerd Imboden, Dieter Jahnke, Matthias (University of Kassel, Germany) Kost, Michael Steger, Ulrich

3642062040 / 9783642062049
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155 x 235 mm, 433 grams 267 pages, 20 Tables, black and white; XII, 267 p.
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Explores how these conflicting scenarios could be reconciled; how can we shape a more sustainable energy system from the existing one; and possible technological progress and innovations to enable a brighter future.

Addresses the reality that there exists no consensus on the extent to which innovations can really contribute to reconciling ever-growing energy consumption, availability of resources and the environment, and the structural demands on any energy system. Offers and explains a four-point strategy:Energy should according to its importance regain a top priority in the political arena; higly targeted subsidies should be given for a limited amount of time to speed up the market introduction of energy-efficient and regenerative techniques in analogy to the 'Dutch model'; Negotiated agreements and unilateral self-commitments can subsequently ensure further market diffusion of sustainable energy innovations.; the basic research in energy should not be diminished but intensified instead


KCN Environmental economics, KCP Political economy, LNKJ Environment law, TH Energy technology & engineering, THX Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology

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