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Reference Number L320253047
Title Factors influencing the diffusion of clean technology
Status Completed
Energy Categories Not Energy Related 80%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 20%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 50%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 25%;
Principal Investigator Professor J (Jim ) Skea
No email address given
Centre for Environmental Policy
Imperial College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source ESRC
Start Date 01 January 1993
End Date 28 February 1995
Duration 26 months
Total Grant Value £116,080
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region London
Programme ESRC Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor J (Jim ) Skea , Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (100.000%)
Web Site https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=L320253047
Objectives Objectives not supplied
Abstract Application abstract: UK industry is now under considerable pressure to improve its environmental performance because of the advent of green consumerism, a growing interest in market-based regulatory instruments (eg pollution taxes) and a rapidly increasing volume of traditional administrative regulation emanating from north Brussels and Whitehall. There is also now a strong desire to move towards intrinsically clean technology and away from end-of-pipe control which simply transfer pollutionfrom one environmental medium to another. The objective of the proposed research is to evaluates the relative importance of the different factors which influence the selection and diffusion of clean technologies and to identify the characteristics of regulations which are both economically and technologically efficient. These basic questions will be addressed by carrying out five case studies of the petrochemicals, agrochemicals, metals processing, energy and motor vehicle manufacturing sectors.These case studies have been selected to cover a range of economic and environmental circumstances. At the theoretical level, an important aim of the work is to reconcile the literature on technological innovation which has had little to say about the environmental performance, with that on the environment and regulation more generally which has not addresses the problem of technological change.
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