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Subsidies for clean energy

Designing incentives for green technology adoption

Georgia Perakis, from Incentives for green technology adoption, Energy Futures Autumn 2013Credit: Justin Knight

Policy makers cannot develop effective subsidy programs for green technologies without a clear understanding of what drives consumers to adopt the technologies and companies to invest in them.

Georgia Perakis, professor



Georgia Perakis of the MIT Sloan School of Management has developed a model that will help government decision makers set optimal subsidies to encourage the adoption of a green technology, taking into account the probable responses of suppliers and buyers of the new technology.


Research Team

Ruben Lobel PhD ‘12 MIT Sloan

This research was supported in part by the MIT Energy Initiative Seed Fund