Renewable Energy Policies and Technological Innovation: Evidence Based on Patent Counts

37 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2008 Last revised: 8 Aug 2021

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Nick Johnstone

International Energy Agency - Energy Statistics Division

Ivan Hascic

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

David Popp

Syracuse University - Department of Public Administration; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: January 2008

Abstract

This paper examines the effect of environmental policies on technological innovation in the specific case of renewable energy. The analysis is conducted using patent data on a panel of 25 countries over the period 1978-2003. It is found that public policy plays a significant role in determining patent applications. Different types of policy instruments are effective for different renewable energy sources.

Suggested Citation

Johnstone, Nick and Haščič, Ivan and Popp, David C., Renewable Energy Policies and Technological Innovation: Evidence Based on Patent Counts (January 2008). NBER Working Paper No. w13760, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1088674

Nick Johnstone

International Energy Agency - Energy Statistics Division ( email )

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Ivan Haščič

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