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Cross Border Investment in Geothermal Energy and International Funding Sources

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  • Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson

    (University of Akureyri, Iceland)

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As the global economy grows, so does the demand for energy. Investment in clean energy projects is increasingly important to help meet these growing energy needs. Clean energy projects are also important for environmental reasons and as part of the battle against climate change. Many clean energy sources in the world are located in developing countries, including emerging market economies. Investors in developing countries are normally faced with higher risks than those investing in high income developed economies. Higher risks in turn reduce capital flows to developing countries. This article focuses on investments in geothermal energy. It discusses the characteristics of developing countries, the risk faced by geothermal energy investors and possible instruments for funding and risk mitigation, including those offered by international financial institutions (IFIs) and export credit agencies (ECAs).

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  • Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson, 2015. "Cross Border Investment in Geothermal Energy and International Funding Sources," Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Department of Business Administration and Corporate Security, International Humanitarian University, vol. 4(2), pages 89-96.
  • Handle: RePEc:ods:journl:v:4:y:2015:i:2:p:89-96
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    1. Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson, 2014. "The Icelandic Geothermal Cluster, the Transition to Clean Energy in Emerging Markets and the Role of International Financial Institutions," Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Department of Business Administration and Corporate Security, International Humanitarian University, vol. 3(4), pages 220-229.
    2. Trung Quang DINH & Hilmar Þor HILMARSSON, 2012. "Private Sector Export to Emerging Market Economies During Times of Crisis: How Can Export Credit Agencies Help?," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 13(1), pages 167-180, March.
    3. Hilmar Tor Hilmarsson, 2013. "How Can International Financial Institutions Support Cross Border Energy Projects in Emerging Market Economies?," Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Department of Business Administration and Corporate Security, International Humanitarian University, vol. 2(4), pages 253-262.
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    1. G.V. Satya Sekhar, 2016. "Ten Myths of Performance Evaluation of Mutual Funds: a Snapshot View," Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Department of Business Administration and Corporate Security, International Humanitarian University, vol. 5(1), pages 59-65, February.

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