Mechanisms blocking the dynamics of the European offshore wind energy innovation system - Challenges for policy intervention
Journal article, 2013

Decarbonizing electricity production in the EU may necessitate building new “low-carbon” capacity (excluding nuclear investments) to deliver 3500 TWh by 2050. Offshore wind power has the potential to contribute substantially to fill this gap. Realizing this potential is, however, difficult since deployment offshore does not constitute simple diversification by the onshore wind turbine industry to a new segment. This paper identifies factors obstructing the development of the northern European innovation system centered on offshore wind power, specifies a set of associated policy challenges and discusses various policy responses.

Offshore wind power

Technological innovation systems

EU policy


Staffan Jacobsson

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Kersti Karltorp

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Energy Policy

0301-4215 (ISSN)

Vol. 63 1182-1195

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance


Subject Categories

Economics and Business



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