Markets, Regulation & Policy

Novel technologies are seen as the key enablers of the green transition and will deliver a critical part of the future decarbonisation. These technologies will however operate in new markets, with new business models who also require new regulatory settings.


New markets means new regulations

Many technologies, e.g. carbon capture and power-to-x, are capital intensive and to reduce risk, encourage long-term investment and innovative business models, well-defined market design, regulatory frameworks as well as policy is needed. This research area includes economics of energy, environmental economics, maritime economics, international trade regulation, and governance among others.


Research questions include: Which regulatory instruments (taxing, pricing, etc) are needed nationally as well as internationally to create sustainable business models within current and new green sectors, including legislative instruments? How should current macro-economic models for green growth be adjusted? How can we understand political opposition to green transition and where should it be directed considering the global nature of the problem? How can we develop cities as drivers for the green transition in a time with increasing urbanisation? Which role do human rights, social inclusion and inequality play in the transition and how do we ensure the burden is fairly distributed?


Research Centers

Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI): CSEI is established as a European research centre in the form of a European research centre at CBS' Department of Economics and delivers expertise and new knowledge as well as education within energy infrastructure in close cooperation with stakeholders from the sector, the European Commission and society at large.

The page was last edited by: Green Transition // 08/10/2023