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Supply-Side Determinants of Energy Consumption and Efficiency (ECE) Innovations

O'Brien, KR and Torugsa, A 2011 , 'Supply-Side Determinants of Energy Consumption and Efficiency (ECE) Innovations', paper presented at the XXII ISPIM Conference 2011.

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This paper empirically analyses the supply-side determinants of eco-innovations related
to Energy Consumption or Efficiency (ECE) for electricity and other energy sources. Using
preliminary firm-level data from a 201 0 survey of innovation activity in Tasmania (a regional
economy and state of Australia), a multinomial discrete choice model is employed to test the
research hypotheses. The analysis shows the positive association between technological and
organisational capabilities and ECE outcomes in electricity and other energy sources, with a
specific effect from investment in external R&D. We also find differences in sectoral technological
opportunities for ECE innovation and a positive effect for finn structure and size. Our contribution
is to show thc importance of supply-side factors on EeE innovation outcomes and draw attention to
their potential policy relevance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:O'Brien, KR and Torugsa, A
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