IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/fem/femwpa/2012.10.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

The Linkage Between Income Distribution and Clean Energy Investments: Addressing Financing Cos

Author

Listed:
  • Nadia Ameli

    (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy, and Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley, USA)

  • Daniel M. Kammen

    (Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Abstract

With a focus on alternative methods for accelerating clean energy policy adoption, this study introduces an innovative financing scheme for renewable and energy efficiency deployment. Financing barriers represent a notable obstacle for energy improvements and this is particularly the case for low-income households. Limited access to credit, due to socio-economic status and the lack of guarantees, are key issues related to financing barriers. Implementing a policy such as PACE – Property Assessed Clean Energy – allows for the provision of up-front funds for residential property owners to install electric and thermal solar systems and make energy-efficiency improvements to their buildings. This paper will inform the design of better policies tailored to the creation of the appropriate conditions for such investments to occur, especially when the lack of access to capital tends to stall them.

Suggested Citation

  • Nadia Ameli & Daniel M. Kammen, 2012. "The Linkage Between Income Distribution and Clean Energy Investments: Addressing Financing Cos," Working Papers 2012.10, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  • Handle: RePEc:fem:femwpa:2012.10
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.feem.it/userfiles/attach/20122211211454NDL2012-010.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Financing Barriers; Energy Efficiency; Solar PV; Energy Investments;

    JEL classification:

    • Q42 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Alternative Energy Sources
    • Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:fem:femwpa:2012.10. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (barbara racah). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/feemmit.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.