Improving the energy-efficiency of buildings : The impact of environmental policy on technological innovation

  title={Improving the energy-efficiency of buildings : The impact of environmental policy on technological innovation},
  author={Jo{\"e}lle Noailly},
in English This paper investigates the impact of alternative environmental policy instruments on technological innovations aiming to improve energy efficiency in buildings. The empirical analysis focuses on three main types of policy instruments, namely regulatory energy standards in buildings codes, energy taxes as captured by energy prices and specific governmental energy R&D expenditures. Technological innovation is measured using patent counts for specific technologies related to energy… CONTINUE READING
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