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Symposium 2010

Proposal - Recommended approaches towards a greener Economy in Turkey and Brazil

The Challenge

In principle, solar and wind are more than enough to deliver any amount of energy that the world’s population might need. But these sources are usually best exploited in areas that are far from ce ...

In principle, solar and wind are more than enough to deliver any amount of energy that the world’s population might need. But these sources are usually best exploited in areas that are far from centers of demand. It is technologically challenging to transport electricity over large distances and even more to store it. As a consequence, electricity markets have tended to develop as regional markets.

Green Energy Developments are a question of private technological innovation rather than a matter of political decisions!

Green Energy Developments should be stimulated by basic research incentives rather than by a paternalistic support of specific technologies!

Therefore it is essential to:

  1. Provide a particularly attractive and stable political and macroeconomic framework to attract as much direct investments as possible and as needed to develop "green".
  2. Invest in Research and Development rather than spending public money for specific green technologies.
  3. Search for potential second-mover advantages in order to leapfrog to the most advanced technologies.

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