publication . Article . 2013

Who invests in renewable electricity production? Empirical evidence and suggestions for further research

Gunnel Sundberg; Ingrid Mignon; Anna Bergek;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Projekt, innovationer och entreprenörskap
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Transforming energy systems to fulfill the needs of a low-carbon economy requires large investments in renewable electricity production (RES-E). Recent literature underlines the need to take a closer look at the composition of the RES-E investor group in order to understand the motives and investment processes of different types of investors. However, existing energy policies generally consider RES-E investments made on a regional or national level, and target investors who evaluate their RES-E investments according to least-cost high-profit criteria. We present empirical evidence to show that RES-E investments are made by a heterogeneous group of investors, tha...
Subjects
free text keywords: Energy policy, Renewable electricity production, Tradable Green Certificate, Investor types, Investments, RES-E, Economics and Business, Ekonomi och näringsliv, General Energy, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Entrepreneurship, Renewable energy, business.industry, business, National level, Heterogeneous group, Empirical evidence, Electricity generation, Economics, Commerce, Industrial organization
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