There are various technologies which enable organizations to achieve large reductions in their emissions by employing resource saving, using new resources or following pollution controls. Companies which undertake environmental innovations and adaptations can reduce their emissions down to levels that do not preclude sustainable environmental qualities, without increasing their costs and in many cases even enjoying cost savings. The first book to provide a systematic review of the forces that drive technologies towards sustainable development, Innovations and the Environment discusses the possibilities for fostering renewable energy and environmental quality oriented innovations from the perspective of decision makers in policy and business. The economy and management of the innovations are addressed regarding users interests and the interests of technology suppliers. It is shown that technological progress enables the attainment of far reaching objectives at low cost and even at net benefit.