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

Joseph Nyangon and John Byrne

Book Description
“Sustainable energy investment” is a widely used phrase and concept in the fields of finance, engineering and economics. Typically, it focuses on evaluating renewable power development and includes assessments of political and regulatory risks; energy risk hedging and portfolio diversification. Often publications on this topic contribute to the climate change response agenda, exploring investments in solar- or wind-powered technologies in order to realize a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous future; evaluating the financial aspects of carbon budgeting and asset risk; and responding to market risk associated with mitigation and adaptation policy interventions.

This book presents, frames, and addresses both renewable energy investment risks and asset risks associated with conventional energy technology. The technical, market and policy strategies needed to de-risk energy investments against climate change impacts and how governance systems can be structured to deal with stranded asset risks resulting from repricing or write-downs of carbon-intensive assets are presented to address these problems. Helping governments and organizations to address various risk dimensions, improve energy efficiency and promote sustainable energy investments in project development is fully aligned with the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) central mandate and purpose. The book is structured as follows:

  • 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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