Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Bigdata Blockchain and Economy Management, ICBBEM 2024, March 29–31, 2024, Wuhan, China

Research Article

An Empirical Test on Whether Policy Incentives Can Improve the Technological Innovation Level of China's New Energy Industry Under the Goal of "Double Carbon"

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347343,
        author={Chen  Zhao and Lingyi  Ding},
        title={An Empirical Test on Whether Policy Incentives Can Improve the Technological Innovation Level of China's New Energy Industry Under the Goal of "Double Carbon"},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Bigdata Blockchain and Economy Management, ICBBEM 2024, March 29--31, 2024, Wuhan, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICBBEM},
        year={2024},
        month={6},
        keywords={carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals; technological innovation; tax benefits; government subsidies; new energy industry},
        doi={10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347343}
    }
    
  • Chen Zhao
    Lingyi Ding
    Year: 2024
    An Empirical Test on Whether Policy Incentives Can Improve the Technological Innovation Level of China's New Energy Industry Under the Goal of "Double Carbon"
    ICBBEM
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347343
Chen Zhao1,*, Lingyi Ding1
  • 1: Dalian Polytechnic University
*Contact email: zhaochen989@163.com

Abstract

The new energy industry is of great significance for national industrial security and energy security, and the level of technological innovation determines the international competitiveness of the new energy industry. This paper takes 105 Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share new energy listed companies in China from 2016 to 2021 as the research object, analyzes whether government policies effectively promote the overall technological innovation level of the new energy industry, and explores the sensitivity of upstream, midstream and downstream enterprises to policy incentives. The results show that there are differences in innovation efficiency, innovation willingness and innovation ability in different positions of industrial development. Tax incentives favor upstream and midstream firms for technological innovation, while government subsidies encourage R&D investment for all firms. It also suggested that the future new energy industry policy should be measured by innovation efficiency, design more accurate policy means, and establish differentiated policies for different positions in the industrial chain.