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Marine renewables: a new innovation frontier

Elliott, David (2009). Marine renewables: a new innovation frontier. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 21(2) pp. 267–275.

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The UK has a large marine renewable energy resource and has been developing a range of wave and tidal technologies for exploiting it. However, progress on moving to the commercial scale has been slow, in part, it is argued, as a result of the way this area of innovation has been supported by the government. This paper looks at the technologies and how they are being developed in the UK and elsewhere. It notes that, although the UK is still in the lead in terms of novel device development, unless better support is provided, the UK might lose out to device developers from other countries in the race to capture the very large global market that is opening up for the relevant technologies.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1465-3990
Keywords: marine renewable; wave energy; tidal energy; energy policy; energy innovation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 13333
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2009 09:16
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 01:38
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