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

Joseph Nyangon and John Byrne

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.

  • Part I deals with risk dynamics, principles and drivers characterizing renewable energy investments.
  • Part II details emerging energy innovation agendas being developed and implemented globally to facilitate investment in sustainable energy technologies.
  • Part III analyzes a broad range of case studies from developing countries—Rwanda, Algeria, Egypt, Pakistan and Mexico—that could accelerate sustainable energy investment and advance inclusive energy transformation in line with global climate and sustainable development objectives.

This book offers a comprehensive reference for those interested in climate-sensitive sustainable energy investment. Its chapters should appeal to companies, students, researchers, academics, and policymakers interested in long-term trends in climate and stranded-asset risks, risk management and mitigation, climate-proofing energy infrastructure, energy markets and innovation, and energy policy development.

The following keywords illustrate the target subject areas and the scope of the book.
• 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


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