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Green Products : Perspectives on Innovation and Adoption by Joao Neiva de Figueiredo, Mauro F Guillen

By Joao Neiva de Figueiredo, Mauro F Guillen

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South Asia 40K Germany Japan United Kingdom Middle East & North Africa 10K Saudi Arabia Log GDP per capita versus log energy use per capita. 1. 3 Oil Addiction: Importers’ Economic Performance Highly Depends on Energy Prices The importance of energy prices (specifically oil) to the world economy cannot be overemphasized. The price of oil is a reference for the cost structure of virtually all industrial sectors, because oil is massively used for transportation (with no foreseeable substitutes), it determines the prices of other energy sources (such as gas) or the feasibility of energy projects (such as nuclear or renewable), and is a basic input in key industries such as chemicals, plastics, and fertilizers.

Renewable energy sources (such as wind, solar, geothermal, or waves) can provide a very effective and clean solution to take advantage of existing local resources, and replace fossil generation. The European Renewable Energy Council (2004, 2) estimates that renewable energy could provide 50% of the world’s primary energy by 2040. Although a 50% contribution may look too high in the medium term (in 2008 solar, wind, and geothermal together contributed less than 1%), in some countries such as Denmark renewable sources already account for almost 20% of electricity production (Danish Energy Agency 2008, 3).

Though every country has its own natural endowments, climate, history, culture, economy, political system, and institutions, there is no question that some important lessons are transferable and that there are many opportunities to learn from nations that have made progress along the road to sustainability. 5 million inhabitants, is an example of such a nation (Central Intelligence Agency 2010). Because Denmark started early to adopt sustainability policies and is already showing encouraging results, it can provide valuable guidance regarding the transition from a fossil fuel-dependent society to an environmentally sustainable one.

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