Financing the energy transition: The role of public funding, collaboration and private equity

Albert Jolink, Eva Niesten

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The energy transition is a complex process in which the financing of new energy technologies plays its role. The financing process has often been portrayed as a relay race of government and investment intervention, inspired by the innovative nature of renewable energy and the competitive nature of a commercial environment. As set out in this chapter, part of the financial puzzle to fund the energy transition is not to find the gap between government intervention and investment intervention (the valley of death) but to find the overlap between government intervention and investment intervention. We have referred to this overlap as the ‘collaborative interventions space’. Although financing the energy transition is but one ‘chapter’ in a much more elaborate and complex process, it seems that the success of the transition cannot do without studying collaborative financing in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Energy Economics and Energy Policy
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications for Engineers and Energy Planners
EditorsAlessandro Rubino, Alessandro Sapio, Massimo La Scala, Michelle Hallack
PublisherElsevier BV
ISBN (Print)9780128147122
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Institute of Innovation Research


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