February 6, 2011

Efficiency Improving Fossil Fuel Technologies for Electricity Generation: Data Selection and Trends

by Elisa Lanzi, Elena Verdolini and Ivan Hascic

- This paper studies innovation dynamics in efficiency improving electricity generation technologies as an important means of mitigating climate change impacts. Relevant patents are identified and used as an indicator of innovation. Our results shows that there is significant technology transfer in the field of efficiency improving technologies for electricity production. This flow of know-how is likely to contribute to mitigation of greenhouse gases emissions in emerging economies in the long run.

Lanzi, E., E. Verdolini and I. Hascic (2011). "Efficiency Improving Fossil Fuel Technologies for Electricity Generation: Data Selection and Trends." FEEM Note di Lavoro No. 2011.010, Jan 2011.