Professor Gallagher Explores "The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology"

MIT Press

The globalization of clean energy technology by Kelly Sims Gallagher

Despite the fact that energy-related goods account for more than ten percent of international trade, policy makers, academics, and the business community perceive barriers to the global diffusion of these emerging technologies. Kelly Sims Gallagher uses case studies from China’s solar photovoltaic, gas turbine, advanced battery, and coal gasification industries to examine both barriers and incentives in clean energy technology transfer and demonstrates that the barriers are not as daunting as many assume, IP infringement is not as widespread as business leaders fear and that while financing does present an obstacle, the biggest single barrier is a lack of policy incentives.