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When and how to support renewables? Letting the data speak

Georg Zachmann (), Amma Serwaah and Michele Peruzzi

Working Papers from Bruegel

Abstract: See also blog post 'Does Europe need a renewables target?'Low-carbon energy technologies are pivotal for decarbonising our economies up to 2050 while ensuring secure and affordable energy. Consequently, innovation that reduces the cost of low-carbon energy would play an important role in reducing transition costs. We assess the two most prominent innovation policy instruments (i) public research, development and demonstration (RD&D) subsidies and (ii) public deployment policies.Our results indicate that...

Date: 2014-02
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