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  • Diskussionspapiere 994 / 2010

    Innovation in Concentrating Solar Power Technologies: A Study Drawing on Patent Data

    Better understanding the innovative process of renewable energy technologies is important for tackling climate change. Though concentrating solar power is receiving growing interest, innovation studies so far have explored innovative activity in solar technologies in general, ignoring the major differences between solar photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies. This study relies on patent data to ...

    2010| Frauke G. Braun, Liz Hooper, Robert Wand, Petra Zloczysti
  • Diskussionspapiere 993 / 2010

    Innovative Activity in Wind and Solar Technology: Empirical Evidence on Knowledge Spillovers Using Patent Data

    This paper studies technological change in renewable energies, providing empirical evidence on the determinants of innovative activity with a special emphasis on the role of knowledge spillovers. We investigate two major renewable energy technologies - wind and solar - across a panel of 21 OECD countries over the period 1978 to 2004. Spillovers may occur at the national level, either within the same ...

    2010| Frauke G. Braun, Jens Schmidt-Ehmcke, Petra Zloczysti
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    The Impact of Socio-economics and Climate Change on Tropical Cyclone Losses in the USA

    Tropical cyclones that make landfall on the coast of the USA are causing increasing economic losses. It is assumed that the increase in losses is largely due to socio-economic developments, i.e. growing wealth and greater settlement of exposed areas. However, it is also thought that the rise in losses is caused by increasing frequency of severe cyclones resulting from climate change, whether due to ...

    In: Regional Environmental Change 10 (2010), 1, S. 13-26 | Silvio Schmidt, Claudia Kemfert, Peter Höppe
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    Wrecking Bonus

    In: European Energy Review 2 (2009), 3, S. 51 | Claudia Kemfert
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    Commitments through Financial Options: An Alternative for Delivering Climate Change Obligations

    Governments willing to commit themselves to maintain carbon prices at or above a certain level face the challenge that their commitments need to be credible both for investors in low-carbon technology and for foreign governments. This article argues that governments can make such commitments by issuing long-term put option contracts on the price of CO2 allowances. This mechanism gives investors the ...

    In: Climate Policy 9 (2009), 1, S. 9-21 | Roland Ismer, Karsten Neuhoff
  • Externe Monographien

    Innovation for Sustainable Electricity Systems: Exploring the Dynamics of Energy Transitions

    Heidelberg [u.a.]: Physica-Verl., 2009, 245 S.
    (Sustainability and Innovation)
    | Barbara Praetorius, Dierk Bauknecht, Martin Cames, Corinna Fischer, Martin Pehnt, Katja Schumacher, Jan-Peter Voß
  • SOEPpapers 218 / 2009

    Weather and Financial Risk-Taking: Is Happiness the Channel?

    Weather variables, and sunshine in particular, are found to be strongly correlated with financial variables. I consider self-reported happiness as a channel through which sunshine affects financial variables. I examine the influence of happiness on risk-taking behavior by instrumenting individual happiness with regional sunshine, and I find that happy people appear to be more risk-averse in financial ...

    2009| Cahit Guven
  • SOEPpapers 219 / 2009

    Reversing the Question: Does Happiness Affect Consumption and Savings Behavior?

    I examine the impact of happiness on consumption and savings behavior using data from the DNB Household Survey from the Netherlands and the German Socio-Economic Panel. Instrumenting individual happiness with regional sunshine, the results suggest that happier people save more, spend less, and have a lower marginal propensity to consume. Happier people take more time for making decisions and have more ...

    2009| Cahit Guven
  • Externe Monographien

    Methodological Design and Institutional Arrangements for Auctions in the EU Emission Trading System (EU-ETS): Environmental Research of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety ; Project-No. (FKZ) 3707 41 501 ; Report-No. (UBA-FB) 001272E

    In Germany, emission allowances (European Union Allowances, EUAs) for the first trading period (2005-2007) were allocated completely free of charge. In the second trading period (2008-2012) annual volumes of 40 million EUAs will be sold (Article 19 ZuG (Zuteilungsgesetz – The German Allocation Act) 2012). After an initial phase during which EUAs have been sold by the state-owned bank KfW Bankengruppe ...

    Dessau-Roßlau: Umweltbundesamt, 2009, 62 S.
    (Climate Change ; 06/2009)
    | Joachim Schleich, Barbara Breitschopf, Jochen Diekmann
  • Weitere externe Aufsätze

    Climate Protection Requirements: The Economic Impact of Climate Change

    In: Andreas Bausch, Burkhard Schwenker (Eds.) , Handbook Utility Management
    Berlin [u.a.] : Springer
    S. 725-739
    | Claudia Kemfert
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