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Technology developments reflect changes in market demand and can further influence the energy use of domestic appliances. This report examines the major development trends in household appliances for entertainment purposes, also known as consumer electronics, and their impacts on the energy use of these appliances. It analyses the design and implementation of policies and programmes to influence consumers’ purchase choices […]

Publisher: UNEP DTU Partnership
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 19

This report contains the rapid assessment of the Indian city of Thane undertaken alongside four other district cooling rapid assessments of Bhopal, Coimbatore, Pune and Rajkot. This report sets out a high-level analysis of the current impacts of space cooling in Thane, the potential of district cooling and its benefits in the city, policy options to accelerate district cooling and […]

Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 115

The localisation of clean-tech industries allows developing countries to align their economic growth aspirations with efforts to reduce the associated environmental impacts. A key issue in this regard is the development of technological capabilities at local firms in these countries. Although much research has been conducted on this topic, we currently have only limited understanding of how the learning mechanisms […]

DOI: DOI
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 17

This article contributes to discussions of the social acceptance of renewable energy (RE) by developing an analytical framework that considers three dimensions (community, market, and political-regulator) at three different scales (macro, meso, and micro). This framework is conceived in order to identify those dynamics that are potentially counterproductive to the energy transition and need further policy emphasis, as well as […]

DOI: DOI
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published

The literature on the catching up of latecomer countries has pointed at windows of opportunity as a precondition for catching up. Previous research has however failed to illuminate the determining factors affecting the number of firms benefitting from windows of opportunity. The current article addresses this gap by combining insights on the nature of knowledge spillovers with sectoral characteristics. This […]

DOI: DOI
Published Year: 2021
Status: Accepted/In press
Number of Pages: 22

This report contains the rapid assessment of the Indian city of Rajkot undertaken alongside four other district cooling rapid assessments of Bhopal, Coimbatore, Pune and Thane. This report sets out a high-level analysis of the current impacts of space cooling in Rajkot, the potential of district cooling and its benefits in the city, policy options to accelerate district cooling and […]

Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 110

Competitive bidding programmes, or auctions, are becoming the dominant method for procuring utility-scale renewable energy generation capacity and have coincided with significant cost reductions of renewable energy (RE) technologies. The use of price in auctions as the main awarding criterion has been criticized for apparently leading to market concentration and dominance in project ownership. We investigate: to what extent South […]

DOI: DOI
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published