Special Issue "Financing Renewable Energy in the Energy Market"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Clean Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Aneta Michalak
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Guest Editor
Department of Economics and Computer Science, Faculty of Organization and Management, Silesian University of Technology, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Interests: financing and evaluation of investment effectiveness; economics and organization of capital-intensive industries; energy and mining; capital cost models in the energy sector

Special Issue Information

The Guest Editor is inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of “Financing Renewable Energy in the Energy Market”.

Recently, the demand for energy derived from renewable sources, such as the sun, wind, and water, has been increasing. This is due both to increasing global political and social pressures and to changing environmental and energy regulations. It is impossible to talk about investments in renewable energy sources without presenting appropriate sources of financing. These investments are highly capital-intensive and have a long payback period. Therefore, their appropriate financing may significantly affect their effectiveness and, at the same time, the legitimacy of their implementation.

Investments in renewable energy sources can be financed from various sources. One of the richest and most resourceful are various types of funds from the European Union. In the new financial perspective, a special financial support package for investments in renewable energy sources has been created. Domestic sources supporting investments in renewable energy sources are also of great importance. Public and aid capital is not the only source of financing. In many cases, it is private capital that finances investments in renewable energy sources. Models for financing investments in renewable energy sources can also take hybrid, i.e., public–private, form.

The aim of this Special Issue on “Financing Renewable Energy in the Energy Market” is to analyze the possibilities of financing investments in renewable energy sources, taking into account different financing models, i.e., models based on aid, private, and hybrid capital. It is also important to present the experience gained so far and to conduct a comparative analysis of the use of individual sources of financing investments in renewable energy sources and their costs in selected countries, in the European Union, and in the world. The analysis may also be conducted by type, with a breakdown by the sources of financing investments in:

  • Wind energy;
  • Biogas;
  • Photovoltaics;
  • Biomass;
  • Hydropower;
  • Geothermal;
  • Transmission networks for renewable energy sources;
  • Hybrid solutions.

Each of these areas creates new investment opportunities and financial challenges in the energy market.

Dr. Assoc. Prof. Aneta Michalak
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Sources of clean energy financing
  • Efficiency of investments in renewable energy sources
  • Capital and cost of capital financing green investments
  • Public support for investments in renewable energy sources
  • International sources of financing investments in renewable energy sources
  • EU funds in developing the acquisition of green energy
  • Green investment system (GIS).

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Models of financing investments in renewable energy sources
Authors: A.Michalak
Affiliation: Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Title: The model for economic efficiency evaluation of the electricity production system in Poland in the aspect of the development of photovoltaics
Authors: Gumiński A., Jonek-Kowalska I., Sorychta-Wojsczyk B., Musioł-Urbańczyk A
Affiliation: Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Title: Determinants of the development of energy production from renewable sources in Poland
Authors: Dohn K., Gumiński A., Jonek-Kowalska I., Sorychta-Wojsczyk B.
Affiliation: Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Title: Green bonds as a source of financing projects in the field of renewable energy sources
Authors: M. Sierpińska, A. Sierpińska-Sawicz
Affiliation: Cracow University of Economics, Poland

Title: Financing renewable energy from the central banking perspective
Authors: Cezary Kochalski
Affiliation: Poznań University of Economics and Business

Title: Possibility of co-financing investments in renewable energy - the example of Poland
Authors: J. Kudełko, H. Wirth
Affiliation: Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Title: Heat mining potential in Lower Silesia
Authors: H. Wirth, J. Kudełko
Affiliation: Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Title: Identification of the market gap for entrepreneurs in the mineral resources sector in Poland
Authors: Patrycja Bąk, Marta Sukiennik, Barbara Kowal
Affiliation: AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland

Title: Analysis of pro-ecological investments on the example of a combined heat and power plant
Authors: Wolniak R.
Affiliation: Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Title: Financing of renewable projects of oil companies in Central and Eastern Europe
Authors: Tatiana Ponomarenko
Affiliation: Saint-Petersburg Mining University, Russia

Title: Assessment of the level of development of the renewable energy market in the EU countries and analysis of the similarity between these countries
Authors: Brodny J., Tutak M.
Affiliation: Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Title: Analysis of the financing options for pro-ecological projects
Authors: J. Bijańska, K. Wodarski, A. Aleksander
Affiliation: Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Title: Resource-efficient and low-emission economy on the example of the cement industry
Authors: W.Lutek, A. Sitko-Lutek
Affiliation: Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Title: Evolution of the municipal waste management management model in Poland - the perspective of local government units and companies providing services
Authors: J. Banaś, W. Lutek
Affiliation: Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Title: Readiness to cooperate within the framework of the triple helix model in European Union countries in the context of ecological awareness
Authors: A. Sitko-Lutek
Affiliation: Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

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