Accelerating Energy InnovationInsights from Multiple Sectors

Accelerating Energy InnovationInsights from Multiple Sectors

Rebecca M. Henderson and Richard G. Newell

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9780226326832

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Accelerating energy innovation could be an important part of an effective response to the threat of climate change. This book complements existing research on the subject with an exploration of the role that public and private policy have played in enabling—and sustaining—swift innovation in a variety of industries, from agriculture and the life sciences to information technology. Chapters highlight the factors that have determined the impact of past policies, and suggest that effectively managed federal funding, strategies to increase customer demand, and the enabling of aggressive competition from new firms are important ingredients for policies that affect innovative activity.