Differences and similarities of energy innovation systems – comparison of five technology areas in Denmark

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    This paper presents a study of the energy innovation systems concerning five technology areas in Denmark: biomass energy, wind power, solar cells, fuel cells & hydrogen and energy efficiency technology. The study shows that the characteristics of the innovation systems differ significantly between the areas amongst other things concerning actor landscapes, market formations, and patterns of learning and interaction. This is despite the common context of Danish society and Danish energy systems, policy and institutions. An increase in maturity has appeared in some of the areas over the latest decades. Along with the increase in maturity, a number of new challenges have appeared. Despite internationalization and open economies, the national, domestic level is of significant importance. The paper contributes to current research discussions on the context relations of technological innovation systems, including the significance of the international dimension and the relationships to the established energy sector and incumbents.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST 2016)
    Number of pages13
    PublisherWuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
    Publication date2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event7th International Sustainability Transitions Conference IST2016 - Wuppertal, Germany
    Duration: 6 Sep 20169 Sep 2016


    Conference7th International Sustainability Transitions Conference IST2016


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