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Technological development with reference to hydro-power, nuclear, and alternative energy technologies

Technical Report:

Abstract

This report outlines a theoretical framework for describing and analyzing the introduction of new technologies and the development of socio-technical systems associated with such innovations. While the report is largely theoretical in nature, it refers to certain strategic aspects of the development of nuclear, hydro-power and alternative energy systems. The ease with which technological innovation and development occur, the directions they take, and the impacts they have on the social and physical environments depend not only on purely technical and economic factors. Barriers, regulators and facilitators are inherent in the socio-political, institutional and cultural structures within which any attempts at innovation and technological development take place. The final section of the report explores some of the implications of the theory for policy and strategy, including consideration of environmental policy.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1985
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IIUG/dp-85-23
Reference Number:
DE-86-006830; EDB-86-150011
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; ENERGY SYSTEMS; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ENERGY MODELS; ENERGY POLICY; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; HYDROELECTRIC POWER; NUCLEAR ENERGY; SOCIOLOGY; ELECTRIC POWER; ENERGY; ENERGY SOURCES; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; 290200* - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology
OSTI ID:
7805196
Research Organizations:
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung gGmbH (WZB) (Germany, F.R.). Internationales Inst. fuer Umwelt und Gesellschaft; Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE86752562
Availability:
NTIS (US Sales Only), PC A05/MF A01; 1.
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
Pages: 89
Announcement Date:
Mar 14, 2013

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Burns, T R, and Baumgartner, T. Technological development with reference to hydro-power, nuclear, and alternative energy technologies. Germany: N. p., 1985. Web.
Burns, T R, & Baumgartner, T. Technological development with reference to hydro-power, nuclear, and alternative energy technologies. Germany.
Burns, T R, and Baumgartner, T. 1985. "Technological development with reference to hydro-power, nuclear, and alternative energy technologies." Germany.
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abstractNote = {This report outlines a theoretical framework for describing and analyzing the introduction of new technologies and the development of socio-technical systems associated with such innovations. While the report is largely theoretical in nature, it refers to certain strategic aspects of the development of nuclear, hydro-power and alternative energy systems. The ease with which technological innovation and development occur, the directions they take, and the impacts they have on the social and physical environments depend not only on purely technical and economic factors. Barriers, regulators and facilitators are inherent in the socio-political, institutional and cultural structures within which any attempts at innovation and technological development take place. The final section of the report explores some of the implications of the theory for policy and strategy, including consideration of environmental policy.}
place = {Germany}
year = {1985}
month = {Jan}
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