A new international publication titled “Financing the Energy Transition: Status and Future Challenges” is published this week by Eurasia Publications, under the auspices of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute.
The book is an important scientific effort that inaugurates the brand new scientific series “European Energy Publications”. It constitutes a collective effort to address selected critical issues surrounding the complex environment of the financing approaches for the implementation of the Clean Energy transition in Europe. This endeavour includes the assessment of the energy infrastructure fund allocation, the role of the European financial and investment institutions, the privatization of critical energy infrastructure and networks as well as energy interconnections funding. EU’s policies on promoting the gradual transition towards clean energy and a carbon-neutral economy aim to create a modern, stable legal environment and set a roadmap on how the EU can stimulate the necessary public and private investments deemed critical to achieving its goals following the Paris Agreement. This publication is set to analyze the aspects that hold a key role in the success of these policies.
Creating the proper investment environment to attract new investments in energy infrastructure is a complex task that spans from the adequacy of the regulatory framework to the proper integration of renewable energy resources and from setting the preconditions for a well functioning internal energy market to the targeted allocation of funds for the construction of new energy interconnections. This publication aims in its seven chapters to present the current status of these important issues and offer a critical view on the elements that provide the framework for the successful implementation of EU’s Clean Energy transition policies. This scientific effort combines the expertise of acclaimed professionals from academia, the industrial sector and various esteemed institutions which have shaped the present and may continue to affect the future of the energy sector in Europe.
The present publication is edited by Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas, Chairman of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute and Visiting Professor in the renowned Master’s program in European and International Energy Law of TU Berlin. Authors include Marios Andrikopoulos, Yannis Bassias, Antonios Bouchagiar, Emmanouil Chourmousis, George Kremlis, Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas (Professor of European and International Economic Law, Queen Mary University of London), Maria Lykidi, Michalis Mathioulakis, Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas and Alexia Trokoudi.