We need to transition toward a more environmentally sustainable society given both pollution and its health effects, and the impacts of extreme weather and climate change. The production and consumption of energy is the largest contributor to these concerns, and so the transition to a clean energy economy is essential. At the same time, given the energy needs of the world's growing population and significant inequalities seen in many economies, affordability and energy security are also critical issues. To the positive, implementation of clean energy also presents a significant economic opportunity, providing additional jobs and capital for local economies. New technologies and effective policies are needed to help drive increased deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency. And importantly, finance is increasingly being recognized as a key lever to drive the implementation of clean energy, as the availability and cost of capital is a key determinant in scaling renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
This bootcamp introduces the finance aspects of the clean energy economy. There is a focus on renewable energy generation, as mass electrification using clean generation sources is necessary to sustain our energy-dependent lives and economies, as well as energy efficiency. Finance will be discussed as a barrier to, or enabler of, greater adoption of clean energy.
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