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Renewable Energy Generation Gaps in Poland: The Role of Regional Innovation Systems and Knowledge Transfer

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Department of Economics, Koszalin University of Technology, Kwiatkowskiego 6E, 75-343 Koszalin, Poland
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Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development, Polish Academy of Sciences, Nowy Świat 72, 00-330 Warsaw, Poland
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Academic Editor: Gianfranco Chicco
Energies 2021, 14(10), 2935; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14102935
Received: 30 April 2021 / Revised: 14 May 2021 / Accepted: 16 May 2021 / Published: 19 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Sources from Agriculture and Rural Areas)
Aim of the research is to analyze regional gaps in terms of renewable energy generation across Poland. For this purpose, four types of regions were outlined based on two indicators: the existing renewable energy generation capacity and the current regional energy demand revealed through the number of residents. This classification allowed to reveal regions in Poland that have distinct features of energy gaps and peripherality, while also more successful regions with renewable energy surpluses and distinct sustainable energy potential. For each of the region type key potential systemic problems in terms of renewable energy generation development were given. To understand how peripheral regions and regions with energy gaps could be supported in their development of renewable energy generation the regional innovation systems, social networks, knowledge and technology transfer and diffusion were substantiated. Results of the research can serve as an aid in development of national and regional energy policies, helping to understand peculiarities of local renewable energy generation and the influence of enabling environment peculiar to the specific region, including the regional innovation systems and intensity of knowledge transfer and diffusion. View Full-Text
Keywords: renewable energy; energy policy; regional innovation system; social network; knowledge transfer renewable energy; energy policy; regional innovation system; social network; knowledge transfer
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Zarębski, P.; Krupin, V.; Zwęglińska-Gałecka, D. Renewable Energy Generation Gaps in Poland: The Role of Regional Innovation Systems and Knowledge Transfer. Energies 2021, 14, 2935. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14102935

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Zarębski P, Krupin V, Zwęglińska-Gałecka D. Renewable Energy Generation Gaps in Poland: The Role of Regional Innovation Systems and Knowledge Transfer. Energies. 2021; 14(10):2935. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14102935

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Zarębski, Patrycjusz, Vitaliy Krupin, and Dominika Zwęglińska-Gałecka. 2021. "Renewable Energy Generation Gaps in Poland: The Role of Regional Innovation Systems and Knowledge Transfer" Energies 14, no. 10: 2935. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14102935

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