Investing in the Renewable Power Market: How to Profit from Energy Transformation

Investing in the Renewable Power Market: How to Profit from Energy Transformation

by Robert Lamb
     
 

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It's easy to be entranced by dreams of a world powered entirely by renewable energy, but numerous technological, legal, political, and financial challenges stand in the way of an all-green future. Water, wind, solar, and other sustainable energy sources have great upside, but can be incredibly expensive to develop and implement. Designed to help investors, energy

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It's easy to be entranced by dreams of a world powered entirely by renewable energy, but numerous technological, legal, political, and financial challenges stand in the way of an all-green future. Water, wind, solar, and other sustainable energy sources have great upside, but can be incredibly expensive to develop and implement. Designed to help investors, energy practitioners, students, and anyone interested in green energy to understand the costs, benefits, rewards, and limitations of renewable power today and for the foreseeable future, Investing in the Renewable Power Market evaluates the entire spectrum of energy resources—fossil-based and renewable—looking at the technical and economic issues that determine their profitability and feasibility.

Sustainable energy sources have become a hot topic in recent years, but until now, no book has explored the market competition between green and traditional technologies. Beginning with an overview of renewable power projects, including a look at the current energy market, the book encompasses everything from analyzing power project economics to in-depth assessments of individual power sources ranging from solar thermal plants to nuclear energy.

A cutting-edge look at the many recent developments in renewable energy technologies, the book explores how sustainable resources compare to energy produced from fossil fuels, extant energy storage technologies, energy transmission and demand-side management, and much more. Energy generated using renewable methods is radically different from other energy enterprises—it is highly regulated and the product cannot be stored—and as a result the finances involved are also unique.

Designed to help readers understand the investment implications of these differences and the sure-to-be intense competition between myriad types of energy, the book provides a clear understanding of the current state of the alternative energy industry and the associated financial pros and cons for government, industry, and investors.

Stressing the need to utilize multiple energy resources to meet energy demands, Investing in the Renewable Power Market explains the ongoing market battle between green and traditional sources of energy, the future of the energy market, and how to profit in both the long and short term.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470878262
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Wiley Finance Series, #614
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Fogarty has spent his entire career managing energy industry project development and financing electric power projects. He has written an editorial in the Daily Bankruptcy Review and has been quoted on the many current challenges facing renewable power.

Robert Lamb is a Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business and a management consultant. He was previously strategy advisor and debt advisor to the New York State Power Authority and, over the past twenty-five years, has developed and taught customized courses for investment banks and corporations, including Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Citibank American Express. Dr. Lamb has written numerous books and contributed chapters on the financing of public power projects and is a founding member of Standard & Poor's Academic Counsel of Advisors.

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