No. 254. How should support for climate-friendly technologies be designed? Cover Image

No. 254. How should support for climate-friendly technologies be designed?
No. 254. How should support for climate-friendly technologies be designed?

Author(s): Christine Fischer, Asbjørn Torvanger, M.K. Shrivastava, Thomas Sterner, P. Stigson
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies, Physical Geopgraphy, Environmental and Energy policy, Environmental interactions
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: climate-friendly technologies; Stabilising global greenhouse gas; Carbon pricing;
Summary/Abstract: The first principle for guiding the design of clean technology policies is not to pick technology winners, but rather to pick winning technology policies. Many studies analyse the technological options for achieving deep reductions in green house gas (GHG) emissions. Economists who model climate policies, on the other hand, tend to focus on cost-effective solutions, but often with less technological detail. All models have difficulties in incorporating realistic representations of technological change, uncertainties, barriers and non-market-based policies. Energy projections are difficult for proven technologies, and even trickier for emerging ones.

  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English