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Environmental and innovation policies for the evolution of green technologies: a survey and a test

Authors: Francesco Crespi, Claudia Ghisetti, Francesco Quatraro

Published in: Eurasian Business Review | Issue 2/2015

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide an updated survey of the “state of the art” in environmental policies, with a particular focus on those policies fostering the generation, diffusion and exploitation of technologies improving environmental performances, i.e. eco-innovations. In particular, we provide a critical appraisal of the existing policy schemes, by emphasizing how the demarcation between environmental and technology policies gets more and more blurred. The case for a systemic approach to the implementation of policy measures is finally discussed. Econometric evidence about the importance of environmental policies is also provided in the “Appendix”.

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Footnotes
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ETS stands for European Trading System, working on a ‘cap and trade’ principle. For more information on this policy scheme the reader can look at the European Union website http://​ec.​europa.​eu/​clima/​policies/​ets/​index_​en.​htm
 
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Soft loans are low rate or interest-free loans provided by financial institutions to favor the acquisition of item that help the transition towards sustainability. An example of such loans is providing households with loans aimed at purchasing or installing items recommended for their home to be sustainable.
 
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Metadata
Title
Environmental and innovation policies for the evolution of green technologies: a survey and a test
Authors
Francesco Crespi
Claudia Ghisetti
Francesco Quatraro
Publication date
01-12-2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Published in
Eurasian Business Review / Issue 2/2015
Print ISSN: 1309-4297
Electronic ISSN: 2147-4281
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40821-015-0027-z

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