Investment policy

Mobilising investment in clean energy infrastructure

 

Mobilising investment in low-carbon technologies, including in renewable-power generation, is central to meeting the commitment in the 2015 Paris Agreement to "holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels". 


Investment & innovation in renewable energy

The new working paper “The Empirics of Enabling Investment and Innovation in Renewable Energy” provides insights on the key policy drivers and barriers to investment and innovation in renewable power in OECD and G20 countries. Based on econometric analysis, it assesses the impacts of climate mitigation policies and the quality of the investment environment on both investment and patenting activity in renewable-power generation since 2000. The analysis also assesses how the investment environment and related policy misalignments influence the effect of climate mitigation policies in encouraging renewables investment and innovation.

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This paper will be complemented by a policy paper (2017 forthcoming) with key recommendations for policy makers.

Contacts: Geraldine.ANG@oecd.orgDirk.ROTTGERS@oecd.org


Competition & SOEs in the low-carbon transition

(2017 forthcoming)

This report will examine the role and influence of SOEs in the fossil fuel extraction and electricity sectors. After providing the bigger picture of the extensive influence of SOEs over energy-related greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions in many countries, research will focus specifically on investment in deployment of renewable electricity technologies. Through qualitative and quantitative techniques, the project will explore how SOEs and other formerly vertically-integrated utilities may affect investment by other actors in new renewable electricity generation capacity. The project will analyse the role, influence and potential advantages of such incumbents in different electricity markets. Where possible, empirical analyses will be conducted to test hypotheses about potential influences on investment, including through overseas investments by SOEs.

This project brings together OECD and IEA work on barriers to clean energy investment with broader OECD work on SOEs and competitive neutrality.

Contacts: Andrew.PRAG@oecd.org)|Dirk.ROTTGERS@oecd.org

 

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Blogs, speeches, articles

Investing in green energy

Breaking down the barriers to clean energy trade and investment

Angel Gurría speech to G20 Leaders


OECD instruments, guidance and research

Fragmentation in clean energy investment and financing 

Overcoming Barriers to International Investment in Clean Energy

 

Policy Framework for Investment

 

Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure

Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy

 

Aligning Policies for a Low-Carbon Economy

 

Mobilising private investment in sustainable transport

 

Towards a Green Investment Policy Framework

 

Transition to a Low-carbon Economy

 

Links

OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment

OECD work on climate change

OECD work on green growth

OECD work with the G20

Investment for green growth

Financing climate change action  

 

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