Full Title: Combining Technology-Push and Demand-Pull Policies to Create More and Better Energy Jobs
Author(s): Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez, Christof Knoeri, Joern Hoppmann, Volker H. Hoffmann
Publisher(s): Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Publication Date: September 15, 2022
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Policymakers guiding their economies to a low-carbon, prosperous future must strike the right balance between technology-push and demand-pull. The rapid build-out of solar photovoltaics (PV) in recent years has revealed the benefits of generous demand-pull policies, but also their limits. Here, we show why combining robust demand-pull and technology-push policies results in more effective policy mixes that go beyond innovation and deployment to help competitive domestic industries create more and better jobs.