Energy Innovation Systems: Indicator Report 2012
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Knowledge about the innovation systems with respect to new energy solutions and technologies is of central importance for understanding the dynamics of change in the energy sector and assessment of opportunities for moving towards more climate-friendly and sustainable energy systems and for socio economic development in the field, creation of new businesses, work places, etc.. This is the topic that in general is addressed in the research activities of the “EIS – Strategic research alliance for Energy Innovation Systems and their dynamics – Denmark in global competition”. As part of this, the present report gives an overview of the available indicators of energy innovation systems and points out some of the limitations and potentials there currently are in this connection. Focus is on Denmark. Figures for other countries, primarily Nordic or European, are in some cases showed as well, offering a comparative perspective.