Wed, Jun 17|
The Role of Finance in the Low-Carbon Energy Transition
Time & Location
Jun 17, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
About the Event
About the Talk
Drawing on recent work on several geographies (including Europe, Australia, and developing countries), Dr. Steffen's presentation covers new insights on drivers for the choice of financing structures, on how the cost of capital depends on technology maturity and experience in the finance industry, as well on how policy instruments like state investment banks can be used effectively. He will also discuss ongoing research to include finance into energy system modeling, and implications for research on the low-carbon energy transition more generally.
A question-and-answer period, moderated by Valerie Karplus of MIT's Sloan School of Management, will follow the talk.
About the Series
New Energy: Conversations with Early-Career Energy Researchers is a new multi-university series featuring graduate, post-doctoral, and other early-career researchers sharing their discoveries and perspectives on energy-related topics. From policy to analysis to emerging research, this bi-weekly series will give anyone interested in energy the opportunity to learn from the rising stars in the field. Learn more about the series and the sponsoring institutions here.