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Can CCS and NET enable the continued use of fossil carbon fuels after CoP21?

R. Stuart Haszeldine.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economywide Country Studies; Energy Economics; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Publicly Provided Goods; General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium; Market Structure and Pricing; General Economics. 9908 words.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) does not generate energy. CCS applied to fossil and modern bio-carbon fuels and feedstocks removes environmentally damaging CO2 emissions. CoP21 stipulated...

Clean energy and international oil

Marianne Haug.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Environmental Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Technological Change; Research and Development; Welfare Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Energy Economics; Economic History; Market Structure and Pricing; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 12012 words.

Oil has been the world's dominant fuel for more than 50 years. Substitution of oil for power generation and heating has progressed since the 1970s, but substitution of oil in transport...

Climate policy

John Hassler, Per Krusell and Jonas Nycander.

in Economic Policy

July 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Energy Economics; Environmental Economics. 23932 words.

This paper makes suggestions for climate policy and defends them based on recent research in economics and the natural sciences. In summary: (i) the optimal carbon tax is rather modest;...

Divergences in Long-Run Trends in the Prices of Energy and Energy Services

Roger Fouquet.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Technological Change; Research and Development; Environmental Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Energy Economics; Transportation Systems; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 10624 words.

This article presents new evidence on very long-run trends in the prices of energy and energy services, such as heat, power, transport, and light, using seven hundred years of data for the...

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Fossil fuel producers under threat

Frederick van der Ploeg.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Energy Economics; Environmental Economics. 9448 words.

Oil and gas producers face three threats: prolonged low oil and gas prices, tightening of climate policy and a tough budget on cumulative carbon emissions, and technological innovation...

The future of fossil fuels—is it the end?

Dieter Helm.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy Economics; Industry Studies; Technological Change; Research and Development. 8106 words.

Contrary to the assumptions underlying many of current energy and climate policies, the prices of fossil fuels have fallen and may remain at the new ‘normal’ levels. In the medium term,...

Future Prospects for Energy Technologies: Insights from Expert Elicitations

Elena Verdolini, Laura Díaz Anadón, Erin Baker, Valentina Bosetti and Lara Aleluia Reis.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Energy Economics; Environmental Economics. 9841 words.

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Expert elicitation is a structured approach for obtaining judgments from experts about items of interest to decision makers. This method has been...

Government-driven knowledge networks as precursors to emerging sectors: a case of the hydrogen energy sector in Korea

Hyundo Choi, Sangook Park and Jeong-dong Lee.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

June 2011; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Energy Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 11715 words.

The government-driven knowledge network of the hydrogen energy sector in Korea provides a good case study for an R&D network incorporating necessary building blocks; it can be regarded as a...

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Growth theory and ‘green growth’

Sjak Smulders, Michael Toman and Cees Withagen.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Technological Change; Research and Development; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Energy Economics; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 12529 words.

The relatively new and still amorphous concept of ‘green growth’ can be understood as a call for balancing longer-term investments in sustaining environmental wealth with nearer-term income...

Mandates and the Incentive for Environmental Innovation

Matthew S Clancy and GianCarlo Moschini.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Technological Change; Research and Development; Energy Economics; Environmental Economics. 12342 words.

Mandates, which establish minimum use quotas for certain goods, are becoming increasingly popular policy tools to promote renewable energy use. In addition to mitigating the pollution...

Power to the people: working-class demand for household power in 1930s Britain

Peter Scott and James Walker.

in Oxford Economic Papers

December 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic History; Energy Economics; Household Analysis; Market Structure and Pricing. 10812 words.

The 1930s witnessed an intense struggle between gas and electricity suppliers for the working class market, where the incumbent utility—gas—was also a reasonably efficient (and cheaper)...

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Spatial patterns of solar photovoltaic system adoption: The influence of neighbors and the built environment

Marcello Graziano and Kenneth Gillingham.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy Economics; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development. 9837 words.

The diffusion of new technologies is often mediated by spatial and socioeconomic factors. This article empirically examines the diffusion of an important renewable energy technology:...