The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Key actors and their motives for wind energy innovation in China

Key actors and their motives for wind energy innovation in China
Key actors and their motives for wind energy innovation in China
Today China is the world's largest wind energy manufacturer and has the world's largest installed wind capacity. To create an improved understanding of the Chinese wind energy sector, this paper assesses the role of the key actors including key government authorities, energy firms, research institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The paper also assesses the motives of these key actors for driving wind energy innovation at industrial level. The paper finds that the primary motives driving wind energy innovation in China seem to be concerns related to energy security and economic growth rather than only concerns about climate change. The paper also finds that the key actors and their motives tend to influence the direction, speed, development and implementation of wind energy policies and technological trajectories for wind energy innovation. Hence analysing the key actors' motives can provide new insights into how the Chinese wind sector will develop in the future – both in terms of policy and in terms of technological trajectories
2157-930X
111-130
Urban, Frauke
26206e27-cfa8-4efb-97cb-d06f22d8ed5f
Nordensvärd, Johan
44e3b534-aa45-4124-9680-35e8fb6f2e98
Zhou, Yuan
22d46dcb-26b9-4416-80a3-efc58d81a061
Urban, Frauke
26206e27-cfa8-4efb-97cb-d06f22d8ed5f
Nordensvärd, Johan
44e3b534-aa45-4124-9680-35e8fb6f2e98
Zhou, Yuan
22d46dcb-26b9-4416-80a3-efc58d81a061

Urban, Frauke, Nordensvärd, Johan and Zhou, Yuan (2012) Key actors and their motives for wind energy innovation in China. Innovation and Development, 2 (1), 111-130. (doi:10.1080/2157930X.2012.664034).

Record type: Article

Abstract

Today China is the world's largest wind energy manufacturer and has the world's largest installed wind capacity. To create an improved understanding of the Chinese wind energy sector, this paper assesses the role of the key actors including key government authorities, energy firms, research institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The paper also assesses the motives of these key actors for driving wind energy innovation at industrial level. The paper finds that the primary motives driving wind energy innovation in China seem to be concerns related to energy security and economic growth rather than only concerns about climate change. The paper also finds that the key actors and their motives tend to influence the direction, speed, development and implementation of wind energy policies and technological trajectories for wind energy innovation. Hence analysing the key actors' motives can provide new insights into how the Chinese wind sector will develop in the future – both in terms of policy and in terms of technological trajectories

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 2012
Organisations: Social Sciences

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 362384
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/362384
ISSN: 2157-930X
PURE UUID: 47ad1c2b-088d-440f-9d2f-d27b203216f5

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 21 Feb 2014 14:29
Last modified: 03 Dec 2018 17:33

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: Frauke Urban
Author: Johan Nordensvärd
Author: Yuan Zhou

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×