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Title: Energy transition: between economic opportunity and the need for financing?

Authors: Héger Gabteni; Adil Bami

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Abstract: The energy transition has become the subject of special attention and debate, and its implementation is now a major social issue on an international scale. This paper examines the macroeconomic impacts of the energy transition by analysing its effects on economic growth, public spending and the balance of the trade balance. In addition, the need for cost-benefit arbitrage and various financing vehicles are studied and placed in perspective. Finally, the article concludes with the need to organise and structure the financing circuit of the energy transition.

Keywords: energy transition; financing; renewable energies; climate change; green bonds; crowdfunding; Paris agreements; COP 21; energy mix; fossil fuels; nuclear.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2018.092327

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2018 Vol.41 No.1/2/3/4, pp.146 - 157

Received: 01 Jul 2017
Accepted: 24 Jan 2018

Published online: 29 May 2018 *

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