The Hidden Structure of Energy Efficiency Finance

33 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2021 Last revised: 10 Aug 2021

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Nadia Ameli

University College London

Sumit Kothari

University College of London

Giacomo Livan

University College London - Financial Computing and Analytics Group, Department of Computer Science; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Systemic Risk Centre, Students

Guido Caldarelli

IMT Alti Studi Lucca

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Date Written: July 29, 2021

Abstract

The broader financial system plays a key role in channeling capitals towards energy efficiency technologies to meet the climate goals. In this study, we analyse the market for energy efficiency finance as a complex system, where interactions of heterogeneous investors give rise to large scale investment trends. By analysing the investment system as an evolving network of inter-linked investors, this study identifies the key actors that have directed investment flows in energy efficiency technologies, patterns of investors’ interactions in terms of co-investments and the evolution of the investment landscape. These elements are critical to deploy instruments of public finance and policy effectively to accelerate the energy efficiency technologies deployment.

Keywords: Climate Finance, Energy Efficiency Investment, Networks

JEL Classification: F64, F65, D85, F64, F65

Suggested Citation

Ameli, Nadia and Kothari, Sumit and Livan, Giacomo and Caldarelli, Guido, The Hidden Structure of Energy Efficiency Finance (July 29, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3895862 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3895862

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Sumit Kothari

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Giacomo Livan

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