Developing green technologies and phasing them in

Developing green technologies and phasing them in

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Never, Babette / René Kemp
Externe Publikationen (2017)

in: Tilman Altenburg / Claudia Assmann (eds.), Green industrial policy: concept, policies, country experiences, Geneva; Bonn: UN Environment; German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), 87-101

ISBN: 978-92-807-3685-4

Never and Kemp show how the phase-in of green technological alternatives can be accomplished. The challenge here is to cope with a variety of disincentives: the new green alternatives typically need to develop and become competitive in the face of established technologies that benefit from existing network effects and economies of scale, from path-dependent consumer behaviour and from political backing influenced by vested interest groups. Building on experiences from China, Germany, India and the Netherlands, the authors identify seven principles for the design of phase-in policies.

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Never, Babette

Political Scientist


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Altenburg, Tilman

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Bauer, Steffen

Political scientist 

Brandi, Clara

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Breuer, Anita

Political Scientist 

Horstmann, Britta


Pauw, Pieter

Environment Scientist 

Pegels, Anna


Chan, Sander

Enviroment Policy 

Fuhrmann, Hanna


Keil, Jonas


Kuhn, Sascha

Social Psychologist 

Mathis, Okka Lou

Political Scientist 

Nguyen, Quynh

Political Scientist 

Malerba, Daniele


Bencini, Jacopo

Environmental Researcher 

Iacobuta, Gabriela

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Weinsheimer, Felix

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