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About this book
About this book
This book shows that although innovations in energy systems represent a core contribution to achieving national and international energy policy goals, theoretical approaches to understanding innovation differ radically between separate disciplinary perspectives. The need for greater mutual learning between these approaches is met within this study as international academics from economic, institutional and management backgrounds share and analyse their respective approaches, knowledge and insights.
Contents: Preface Foreword 1. Innovation in Energy Systems - Learning from Economic, Institutional and Management Approaches Tim Foxon, Jonathan Kohler and Karsten Neuhoff 2. A Cybernetic Perspective on Technology LearningClas-Otto Wene 3. Demand-pull Energy Technology Policies, Diffusion and Improvements in California Wind PowerGregory Nemet 4. Functions in Innovation Systems: A Framework for Analysing Energy System Dynamics and Identifying Gals for System-building Activities by Entrepreneurs and Policymakers Anna Bergek, Marko Hekkert and Staffan Jacobsson 5. Firms, Markets and the Fuel Cell Technology Innovation System in an International Perspective Chris Hendry, James Brown and Paul Harborne 6. On the Dynamics of Microgeneration Diffusion in Germany and UK Barbara Praetorius, Raphael Sauter and Jim Watson 7. Evolutionary Innovation Systems of Low Carbon Electricity; Insights about Institutional Change and Innovation in the Cases of CHP and Wind Energy Marianne van der Steen, John Groenewegen, Martijn Jonker, Rolf Kunneke and Eeke Mast 8. Market Transformation: Innovation Theory and Practice Mark Hinnells and Brenda Boardman 9. Can Car Makers Save the Planet? Jonathan Kohler, Lorraine Whitmarsh, Jonathan Michie and Christine Oughton.