Green cooperation must be controlled, otherwise it will slow down innovation and development

16 August 2021 11:03

Green cooperation must be controlled, otherwise it will slow down innovation and development

Gunnar S. Eskeland: New, green solutions must not be slowed down by established firms and tehcnologies' alliances and cooperation. Future development has none or weak owners and no political ties.

The danger with green cooperation is not first and foremost related to development cooperation, which, among other things, is promoted by research programmes nationally and on the European level. 

The danger rather lies in political cooperation - often referred to as «regulatory capture» – between the cooperating firms and government institutions, Gunnar S. Eskeland writes.

His chronicle Grønt samarbeid må holdes hardt i ørene, ellers bremser det innovasjon og nyvinning (in Norwegian) was published in Dagens Næringsliv on 8 July, 2021.