…as long as it benefits my technology! Policy should be technology neutral! 1 In reality…
should be technology-neutral because the government should not be picking winners and losers There is a wrong way and a right way to approach reducing greenhouse gas emissions… The right way is to promote more emission-free nuclear power and encourage the investments necessary to produce electricity from coal without releasing carbon into the air. Emission reduction incentives…
2 In reality… E.g. annual sales of Solar cells The most important trends results from technology specific governmental support!
New questions arise… How technology specific should policy be? Do agencies and ministries have the required competence? What type of support is required when? Which technologies should be supported?
Technology policy requires knowledge, integrity and passion
Technology is political! Thank You! Read more (links in blue): In English Azar, C., Sandén, B.A., 2011. The elusive quest for technology-neutral policies. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 1, 135-139.2011 Sandén, B.A., Azar, C., 2005. Near-term technology policies for long-term climate targets: Economy wide versus technology specific approaches. Energy Policy 33, 1557-1576.2005 In Swedish Azar och Sandén, 2012. Ogenomtänkt teknikneutralitet. I Bergstrand (red) Upplyst eller utfryst sid 90-99, Eon, Malmö.2012