Sustainable Energy Investment

Sustainable Energy Investment

Sustainable Energy Investment: Technical, Market and Policy Innovations to Address Risk

Book Description

This book examines the technical, market, and policy innovations for unlocking sustainable investment in the energy sector. While finalizing this book, the COVID-19 pandemic is cutting a devastating swath through the global economy, causing the biggest fall in energy sector investment, exacerbating the global trade finance gap, worsening signs of growing income inequality, and devastating the health and livelihoods of millions. What is the parallel between the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate change crisis? The impacts of the global pandemic are expected to last for a few years, whereas those associated with the climate crisis will play out over several decades with potentially irreversible consequences.

However, both show that the cost of inaction or delay in addressing the risks can lead to devastating outcomes or a greater probability of irreversible, catastrophic damages. In the context of sustainable energy investment and the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy, what ways can financial markets and institutions support net-zero-emission activities and the shift to a sustainable economy, including investment in energy efficiency, low-carbon and renewable energy technologies? This book provides students, policymakers, and energy investment professionals with the knowledge and theoretical tools necessary to address related questions in sustainable energy investment, risk management, and energy innovation agendas.

Editors: Joseph Nyangon and John Byrne.
Keywords: Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology.
DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.86093.
ISBN: 9781838801984, 9781838801977, 9781839625084.
Publisher: IntechOpen.
Publisher website:
Publication Date and Place: 2021, London, UK.
Classification: Power generation & distribution.
Pages: 260.


  1. Introductory Chapter: Sustainable Energy Investment and the Transition to Renewable Energy-Powered Futures By Joseph Nyangon and John Byrne
  2. Tackling the Risk of Stranded Electricity Assets with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence By Joseph Nyangon
  3. Risk Mitigation in Energy Efficiency Retrofit Projects Using Automated Performance Control By Job Taminiau, John Byrne, Daniel Sanchez Carretero, Soojin Shin and Jing Xu
  4. Assessing Renewable Energy Loan Guarantees in the United States By Ryan M. Yonk
  5. Innovative Circular Business Models: A Case from the Italian Fashion Industry By Marco Tortora and Giuseppe Tortora
  6. Harnessing Small Country Collaboration Opportunities to Advance Energy Innovation and Joint Investments By Anneliese Gegenheimer and Charles Michael Gegenheimer
  7. Establishing Property Rights and Private Ownership: The Solution to Malinvestment in the Energy Sector in Developing Countries By Tam Kemabonta
  8. The Electrification-Appliance Uptake Gap: Assessing the Off-Grid Appliance Market in Rwanda Using the Multi-Tier Framework By Olivia Muza
  9. Beyond the Hydrocarbon Economy: The Case of Algeria By Cecilia Camporeale, Roberto Del Ciello and Mario Jorizzo
  10. Remotely Sensed Data for Assessment of Land Degradation Aspects, Emphases on Egyptian Case Studies By Abd-alla Gad
  11. Scaling Up Sustainable Biofuels for a Low-Carbon Future By Tahira Shafique and Javeria Shafique
  12. City-Scale Decarbonization Strategy with Integrated Hydroelectricity-Powered Energy Systems: An Analysis of the Possibilities in Guadalajara, Mexico By Dulce Esmeralda García Ruíz and Jorge Alberto Navarro Serrano

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