Development of a comprehensive framework to analyse systems of energy and environmental innovation

Document Type : Research Article (Original Article)


1 Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Management and Economics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2 Professor, Faculty of Energy Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

3 PhD in Energy Systems Engineering, Faculty of Energy Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.


Economic, social and technological changes with their impacts on environmental issues have received increasing notice in the years to come. The relationship between the historical approach of the development of technology and innovation processes will create a profound attitude to the issue of technological change and innovation. On the other hand, with respect to the various social and environmental issues, technological innovation and the development of eco-innovation are essential for tackling climate change in the near future. The present study, therefore, has tried to analyze the role of government in the governancing of eco-innoavtion and their supportive policies by carefully examining the evolution of innovation processes, while presenting a comprehensive framework for analyzing the energy and environmental innovation system. Integration, integrity and comprehensiveness of the proposed framework is some of the research advantages that can be considered for policy and planning in this area. Finally, some policy lessons at country level and recommendations for further research are given. As an example, considering the findings out of the critical analysis of the previous energy efficiency policies in a historic manner, the energy efficiency and environment market has been designed.