Research

Which technological fields benefit from knowledge in renewable energy?

In a new article Knowledge spillovers from renewable energy technologies: Lessons from patent citations published in Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, my co-author Victoria Shestalova and myself unravel which technological fields benefit from knowledge developed in storage, solar, wind, marine, hydropower, geothermal, waste and biomass energy technologies.… Read More

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Which technological fields benefit from knowledge in renewable energy?

In a new article Knowledge spillovers from renewable energy technologies: Lessons from patent citations published in Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, my co-author Victoria Shestalova and myself unravel which technological fields benefit from knowledge developed in storage, solar, wind, marine, hydropower, geothermal, waste and biomass energy technologies.… Read More

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Financing energy innovation

In a new study, we examine the impact of firms’ financing constraints on innovation activities in renewable (REN) vs. fossil-fuel (FF) technologies. Our empirical methodology relies on the construction of a firm-level dataset for 1,300 European firms over the 1995-2009 period combining balance-sheet information linked with patenting activities in REN and FF technologies. … Read More

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Financing energy innovation

In a new study, we examine the impact of firms’ financing constraints on innovation activities in renewable (REN) vs. fossil-fuel (FF) technologies. Our empirical methodology relies on the construction of a firm-level dataset for 1,300 European firms over the 1995-2009 period combining balance-sheet information linked with patenting activities in REN and FF technologies. … Read More

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The impact of green innovation on energy intensity

This report commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy analyzes the impact of green innovation on energy intensity in a set of 14 industrial sectors in 18 OECD countries over the 1975-2005 period.… Read More

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The impact of green innovation on energy intensity

This report commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy analyzes the impact of green innovation on energy intensity in a set of 14 industrial sectors in 18 OECD countries over the 1975-2005 period.… Read More

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New publication: Small firms, big impact

Can small innovating firms drive the energy technological transition? Today, the electricity sector is responsible for 40% of the world’s CO2 emissions, twice as much as the transport sector.… Read More

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New publication: Small firms, big impact

Can small innovating firms drive the energy technological transition? Today, the electricity sector is responsible for 40% of the world’s CO2 emissions, twice as much as the transport sector.… Read More

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New publication on multinationals and green R&D

Abstract

This paper presents novel empirical evidence on the internationalization of green R&D by multinational firms (MNCs), as measured by patents data. Using data on inventors’ addresses for the set of 1200 MNCs firms patenting in green technologies over the 2004–2009 period, we find that about 17% of green patents result from MNCs R&D investments conducted outside their home countries.

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New publication on multinationals and green R&D

Abstract

This paper presents novel empirical evidence on the internationalization of green R&D by multinational firms (MNCs), as measured by patents data. Using data on inventors’ addresses for the set of 1200 MNCs firms patenting in green technologies over the 2004–2009 period, we find that about 17% of green patents result from MNCs R&D investments conducted outside their home countries.

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Why General Motors is developing new electric vehicles in China

In November 2012 General Motors (GM) opened its new GM China Advanced Technical Center in Shanghai, as part of its global network of Research and Development (R&D) labs.… Read More

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Why General Motors is developing new electric vehicles in China

In November 2012 General Motors (GM) opened its new GM China Advanced Technical Center in Shanghai, as part of its global network of Research and Development (R&D) labs.… Read More

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New Research Project funded by Swiss Federal Office for Energy

In September the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) announced the selection of a CIES project as part of its Energy – Economy – Society research programme. … Read More

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New Research Project funded by Swiss Federal Office for Energy

In September the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) announced the selection of a CIES project as part of its Energy – Economy – Society research programme. … Read More

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Where does the knowledge from renewable energy go to?

Using data on citations of patents in renewable energy, new research unravels the technological fields that benefit from knowledge developed in storage, solar, wind, marine, hydropower, geothermal, waste and biomass energy technologies.… Read More

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Where does the knowledge from renewable energy go to?

Using data on citations of patents in renewable energy, new research unravels the technological fields that benefit from knowledge developed in storage, solar, wind, marine, hydropower, geothermal, waste and biomass energy technologies.… Read More

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