Diffusion of climate technologies
The main aim with the project is to gain insight into technological diffusion processes of climate technologies, and how diffusion policies interact with carbon policies. Diffusion policies are motivated either by counteracting market imperfections or as second-best options when inefficiencies are present in adjacent markets.
- Project manager
- Brita Bye
- Reyer Gerlagh, University of Tilburg, Tom-Reiel Heggedal, BI, Thomas Sterner, Universitetet i Gøteborg, Haakon Vennemo, Vista analyse, Development Research Centre, China
- The Research Council of Norway
- Project term
- 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2015
- Project status
- Research field
About the Project
- Theoretically and empirically explore arguments for diffusion policies when different imperfections are present. We focus on imperfections as network externalities and uncertain emission prices.
- Analyse welfare and emission effects of upfront support to enforce implementation of climate technologies.
- Explore the effects of diffusion and emission policies for open economies when cross-border diffusion of climate technologies is present. We look at the small, open economy Norway that depends on the outside world's knowledge base. The other case is China where both climate aspects and development dividends of technology transfers are topical.