Sustainable Finance in Energy Sectors
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2022) | Viewed by 36179
Interests: sustainable finances; use of financial instruments to create sustainable development; ESG risk; financial strategies and their connection with business models; policy of public authorities towards sustainable development
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The Guest Editor is inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of “Sustainable Finance towards Sustainable Energy Sectors and Systems.”
In recent years, energy policy has become an area of active state policy, but many of its aspects are also at the centre of attention of financial institutions, economic entities, and society. The reasons for this are both qualitatively new phenomena occurring in the international economic environment and the EU energy policy. Therefore, we are dealing with the impact of public institutions, creating incentives and influencing positive behavior related to the use, creation, and investment in renewable energy sources. Changing behavior and attitudes under the influence of public institutions' actions for sustainable energy concerns both individuals (society's behavior) and business attitudes. The very face of the energy sector is also changing.
Every change, every investment decision or modernization requires capital. Acquiring external financing for the indicated purposes is of key importance for the development of this sector. Long periods of return on investment, as well as the still significant uncertainty of business and legal conditions for running a business, make supporting this industry a key factor in its development. Making rational energy investment decisions is a complex task, whether they are for renewable energy systems (RES) or energy efficiency (EE).
Therefore, a broadly understood discussion on financial support for the development of the energy sector, the effectiveness of the solutions and instruments used, and the effects of changes in financial terms becomes necessary.
There are also various ways to integrate the concept of green energy into other research areas and directions - from simply combining the impact of green energy in other areas, through more advanced proposals, institutional support and the role of financial institutions in financing renewable energy, to connections that take into account the network dimension of relations between connected areas.
The Special Issue aims to highlight the challenges of green financing and investment in renewable energy projects and to provide practical solutions for filling the green financing gap. This Special Issue is therefore focused on how the concepts, instruments, and tools of sustainable finance have been utilized in various contexts to enable a transition to sustainable energy systems, with an emphasis on the efficiency and higher efficiency of sustainable energy sectors.Prof. Dr. Beata Zofia Filipiak
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- Sustainable finance
- Green growth for energy (financial factors)
- Environmental (green) taxes
- Financial market
- Energy finance
- Sustainable financial products and services
- ESG risk and negative externalities
- Sustainable business models
- Green products and instruments for energy
- Efficiency and optymalisation
- Public policies