We invite book chapter proposals to be considered for inclusion in a forthcoming scholarly edited volume that analyzes climate-resilient mitigation and adaption strategies for derisking energy investments.

Book Title:
Climate Risks and Energy Investments: Technical, Market and Policy Innovations

Editors:
Joseph Nyangon and John Byrne

Book Description
Climate change is increasingly posing threats to energy assets and investments, and these impacts are projected to grow in the coming decades. At the same time, the energy sector is experiencing a myriad of challenges, notably, fears of a possible utility “death spiral”, aging infrastructure, retiring workforce, years of stagnant investment in smart grid resilience, business model innovation reforms, and changing customer expectations. To mitigate the worst impacts, attention is now shifting to strategies for derisking energy investments—longer-term climate-resilient mitigation and adaption strategies in energy infrastructure development around financing, costs, and revenue to reduce climate change risks. The two principal risks involve those arising from the physical effects of climate change on energy infrastructure, institutions, businesses operations, energy markets and assets, and risks resulting from the shift to a low carbon economy due to changes in technology, policy, legal, and market factors. This book looks at both physical climate risks and stranded asset risks: what strategies would be needed to derisk energy investments against climate change impacts; and how governance system can be structured to deal with stranded asset risks resulting from repricing or write-downs of carbon-intensive assets. The book should be a valuable one-stop comprehensive information resource on climate risks and energy investments topics for students, researchers, academics, and policymakers interested in long-term trends in energy infrastructure design, electricity markets, and global environmental, climate change and energy policy development.

Keywords
The following topics illustrate the target subject areas and scope of the book. These keywords are not definitive but can be used as the basis for the chapter content. We accept theoretical and applied scientific papers which can be presented as original research papers and review papers.
• Derisking Energy Investments
• Transformative Energy Innovations
• Stranded Assets
• Climate Proofing Energy Infrastructure
• Smart City Urbanization
• Climate Change
• Climate Investment Readiness
• Disaster Risk Management
• Energy Transition
• Energy Policy
• Renewable Energy Policies
• Asset Management
• Deep Decarbonization
• Policy, Governance and Institutions
• Global Energy Cooperation
• Case Studies and Impacts

Deadlines
Abstracts Due: May 30, 2019
Chapter Proposals Due: July 30, 2019
Finalized Draft Due: September 28, 2019
Expected Publication Date: November 30, 2019

Submission Details
Proposed book chapters should be between 6000-8000 words. Submissions must be original contributions and not under consideration for publication at another outlet at the same time. Authors wishing to submit a manuscript should send a short topic proposal for their book chapter to https://mts.intechopen.com/welcome/944911e9a2154a0bf8b358cafc971f42/ by 30 May 2019.

 

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