Lessons from the history of technological change for clean energy scenarios and policies

C Wilson, A Grubler

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This paper provides a synthesis of current knowledge on the patterns, drivers, and characteristics of historical energy technology transitions. This historical evidence is then compared to the treatment of energy system dynamics in the scenarios literature on climate change mitigation. The paper concludes with a discussion of generic implications for clean energy and technology innovation policy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNatural Resources Forum
Early online date21 Jun 2011
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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