Low Carbon Technology & Innovation – What policies really work?

22Jun09

Whether we are able to address climate change will come down to our ability to develop, commercialise and deploy low carbon technologies. This will not happen miraculously – some type of policy intervention will be necessary, but what type? As a fist step to exploring this subject, I want to look at the lessons that we can draw from other initiatives where policies have been used to support the development and commercialisation of emerging technologies. Such case studies remain the best way of separating fact from fiction. And some of the lessons are surprising.

Take a look at the posts below to follow the story.

Wind Power Technology in Denmark

Atmospheric Fluidised Bed Combustion Technology in the United States

Flue Gas Desulphurisation Technologies in the United States

Government-Industry Partnerships for electronic ballasts lighting systems

The development of strip casting technology in the iron & steel industry

Government policy & the development of electric vehicles in Japan

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