How do policies for efficient energy use in the household sector induce energy efficiency innovation? An evaluation of European countries

Girod, Bastien; Stucki, Tobias; Woerter, Martin (2017). How do policies for efficient energy use in the household sector induce energy efficiency innovation? An evaluation of European countries Energy Policy, 103(April), pp. 223-237. Elsevier 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.12.054

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Research on innovation induced by climate-mitigation policy has been focused predominantly on the supply side of the energy system. Despite considerable climate-mitigation potential on the demand side, less attention is given to the innovation effect of policies addressing the household sector. Based on a comprehensive data set, including 550 policy measures over 30 years (1980–2009) and covering 21 European countries, we find—based on econometric estimations—that policies targeting efficient energy use in the household sector significantly increase the number of patented energy-efficiency inventions. A comparison of the different policy types reveals a particularly strong influence from financial subsidies and energy labels. The results indicate that policies supporting early market adoption of energy-efficient technologies are effective in fostering innovation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

Department of Business
Department of Business > Institut Sustainable Business

Name:

Girod, Bastien; Stucki, Tobias and Woerter, Martin

ISSN:

03014215

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Tobias Stucki

Date Deposited:

29 Jan 2019 09:23

Last Modified:

06 Aug 2019 14:31

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.enpol.2016.12.054

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.74

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/74

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