Bento Nuno, Fontes Margarita

Histoire mondiale de l’énergie
Titre Ouvrage:
The capacity for adopting energy innovations in Portugal : Historical evidence and perspectives for the future
Technological Forecasting and Social Change, available online 26 September 2015.
This paper investigates the speed of adoption of energy technologies in a traditionally innovation importing country, Portugal, as compared with countries where these technologies first started e.g. natural gas plants or  wind turbines ; the rate of diffusion accelerates as the technology reaches Portugal ; relationship between extent and duration of diffusion is less marked in Portugal ; technological factors and structural requirements combined explain diffusion patterns.