Patents in Fossil energy efficiency per mill. inhab.

Short description

Number of patent applications filed to the European patent office (EPO) for inventions within fossil energy efficiency. The indicator is expressed in terms of “Number of patent applications per one million inhabitants”.

Be aware that due to delayed data entries in the original database the values for the last couple of years might be underestimated and could possibly increase over the next years. Have this in mind when working with data from recent years.

Original data

Unit for original data: 
patent applications
Date of extraction: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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The indicator is relevant to the following innovation systems on this website

Fossil fuel efficiency

Greater fossil fuel efficiency can contribute to greater energy efficiency but also increase rivalry with renewables.

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Renewable energy

The transition of the energy system towards renewable sources is important for climate change mitigation.

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