Christoph Burger, Jens Weinmann (2014)
Subject(s): Ethics and social responsibility, Strategy and general management
Keyword(s): Electricity supply industry, innovation, research, sustainability, productivity, ranking, R&D, climate performance, renewables, security of supply, patents, investment activities, transformation leaders, research leaders, dissemination leaders, hesitants, CEZ, Electricité de France (EDF), GDF-Suez, E.ON, RWE, Enel, Dong, Fortum, Statkraft Vattenfall, Iberdrola, Energias de Portugal (EDP), Axpo, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE)
The ESMT innovation index 2012 – Electricity supply industry measures innovation activities of 16 major European utilities. In addition to expenses on research and development (R&D), patents and research areas, it also takes indicators for process innovation into account, in particular the utilities’ performance regarding productivity and sustainability.