Why does one country take the lead over others in the development and introduction of environmental innovations? This book analyzes lead markets for innovations such as fuel cells and photovoltaics, and offers insight into why this is. The authors use case studies to illustrate the policy framework that favors environmental innovation, and offer recommendations for research and development, environmental and industrial policies.The conversion in China was supported by the German and Swiss governmental development agencies, by Greenpeace, and by the German manufacturer Liebherr. Other German ... The predominant type of refrigerator in the US is not only considerably larger, but also has an automatic rather than manual defrost system, which would lead to higher safety requirements if HC technology were applied.
|Title||:||Lead Markets for Environmental Innovations|
|Author||:||Klaus Jacob, Marian Beise, Jürgen M. Blazejczak, Dietmar Edler, Rüdiger Haum, Martin Jänicke, Thomas Löw, Ulrich Petschow, Klaus Rennings|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-03-30|