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|| Financing for Energy Transitions: FSR Global Energy Innovation Week
||Florence School of Regulation (FSR)
|| Online Seminars
- Financing and Business Models
- Renewable Energy
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|| The electricity industry is the arena where various kinds of policies interact. The interplay between environmental and energy policies have been extensively studied and discussed. However, the innovation wave of the last years adds a new layer of policies to shape the evolution of the electricity industry: innovation policies. Transitions imply disruptive innovations but they should be also guided by policies that facilitate structural change and smooth out the process. In that context, although the combination of regulation and innovation is often challenging, they are nowadays closer than at any time before in the electricity industry.
In this context, the assumption that regulations can be crafted slowly and purposely, and then stay in place for long horizons without change, is being challenged by considerable innovation activity. This includes, importantly, deep changes in the possible ways to finance energy projects, and the emergence of a new ecosystem of offer and demand for financing. Consequently, regulatory practice faces the challenge of reviewing regulations (or creating new ones), enforcing them, and communicating with the public, at a significantly increased pace. And all that needs to be done simultaneously to dealing with legacy market designs.
The three Energy Innovation Week sessions intend to contribute the identification of common elements of the population of challenges that conform the current regulatory landscape, in order to define a framework that facilitates regulatory learning to realize financing of energy transitions.
- Session 1: Digitalization and long-term investment in energy assets (October 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CEST)
- Session 2: Public financing of green innovation: Matching offers and demand for financing (October 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CEST)
- Session 3: Mobilising private investment for green, climate-resilient energy assets: The role of innovation in finance (October 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CEST)