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Sustainability 2017, 9(10), 1822; doi:10.3390/su9101822

An Integrated Assessment Framework of Offshore Wind Power Projects Applying Equator Principles and Social Life Cycle Assessment

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Institute of Natural Resource Management, National Taipei University, New Taipei City 23741, Taiwan
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Partner and Taiwan CPA, Climate Change and Sustainability Service, Ernst and Young 11012, Taiwan
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Received: 31 August 2017 / Revised: 4 October 2017 / Accepted: 7 October 2017 / Published: 11 October 2017
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This paper reviews offshore wind power project finance and provides an integrated assessment that employs Equator Principles, life cycle assessment, risk assessment, materiality analysis, credit assessment, and ISAE 3000 assurance. We have not seen any comprehensive review papers or book chapters that covers the entire offshore wind power project finance process. We also conducted an SWancor Formosa Phase 1 case study to illustrate the application of integrated assessment to better assist policymakers, wind farm developers, practitioners, potential investors and observers, and stakeholders in their decisions. We believe that this paper can form part of the effort to reduce information asymmetry and the transaction costs of wind power project finance, as well as mobilize green finance investments from the financial sector to renewable energy projects to achieve a national renewable energy policy. View Full-Text
Keywords: project finance; strategic environmental assessment; case study; stakeholder engagement project finance; strategic environmental assessment; case study; stakeholder engagement
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Tseng, Y.-C.; Lee, Y.-M.; Liao, S.-J. An Integrated Assessment Framework of Offshore Wind Power Projects Applying Equator Principles and Social Life Cycle Assessment. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1822.

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