The Hidden Structure of Energy Efficiency Finance
33 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2021 Last revised: 10 Aug 2021
Date Written: July 29, 2021
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
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