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Cleaner-Energy Investments
Cleaner-Energy Investments
Cases and Teaching Notes
By
Srinivasan Sunderasan
ISBN: 978-81-322-2062-6
Publisher: Springer, India.
Price: INR 5405
The book is a compilation of case studies from across countries and involves contemporary technologies including electric vehicles, solar thermal power plants etc. The book highlights the real-world situations facing individual projects and brings out the strengths and weaknesses of the underlying business propositions. It also throws light on the factors that are routinely ignored during project formulation and risk assessment viz., coordination among public and private agencies, confirmed availability of relatively minor but essential components, possibility of concurrent demand for inputs from different project proponents, etc. The book provides a systematic ‘guided-tour’ of the renewable energy (RE) projects for potential project analysts involving, inter alia, the development of financial models and culminates with an evaluation of risk and the design of risk-mitigation measures. It is designed to simultaneously appeal to business school students and to serve as a do-it-yourself guide for practicing executives, policy makers and consultants. The cases cover several countries, currencies, policy environments, technologies, resources and help policy makers, consultants and project analysts and proponents view RE projects in a new light.



Enabling Environment:
A Worm’s Eye View of Environmental Finance International Edition,
Springer Verlag, London,
United Kingdom / Heidelberg, Germany,
with foreword by
Prof. Dr. Abraham Abraham CFA, Director, MBA,
Arab Open University, Kuwait.
Enabling Environment is as real as it gets. The global commons are jointly owned and their inhabitants are severally obligated to ensure their preservation. In the face of protracted negotiations, convoluted documentation, discord, and incessant bickering among scientists, activists, pressure groups of various hues, politicians and negotiators, very often, the people on the ground are ignored or taken for granted. In the meantime, life meanders along. It is these ‘everyday individuals’ who make consumption related choices on ways of living, travelling or in preferring products or services over others. Enabling Environment puts the individual front and center.
Ecosystem services need to be recognized, appropriately priced and the costs allocated to the agents concerned. Enabling Environment is about defining economic and non-economic incentive structures and exploiting them to derive pro-environmental outcomes. This collection of articles illustrates the use of existing social, economic and regulatory structures, and the financial architecture and instruments, suitably modified or extended, to help internalize the environmental externality.
Cleaner-Energy Investments



Cleaner-Energy Investments
SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, (2012), Development Editor,
Externality:
Economics, Management and Outcomes,
Nova Science Publishers, Inc.,
New York, United States of America.
This compilation of geographically dispersed case studies and experiences is designed as a singular blend of real world situations laced with conceptual structures and relevant theoretical background to provide readers with a comprehensive picture of the economics of externalities. It is hoped that this collection would help researchers and practitioners alike examine externalities in a new light, and to help structure suitable policy to bring investments into shared-services to socially optimal levels.



SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, (2011)
Rational Exuberance for Renewable Energy:
An Economic Analysis, International Edition,
Springer Verlag, London, United Kingdom / Heidelberg, Germany,
with foreword by
Univ. -Prof. Dr. Franz Wirl,
Chair Industry, Energy and Environment,
University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
3,263 chapter downloads through March 2015.
Rational Exuberance for Renewable Energy is a beyond-the-hype account of the underlying issues that encourage or plague widespread dissemination of renewable energy (RE) technologies. Renewable energy operates in the real world, and it cannot be assumed that the conventional theories and incentive structures of economics and business do not apply. The author argues that grants and subsidies could be provided to support research, development and technology improvement efforts, but should not be employed as an instrument of state policy to intervene in specific markets. It is important to recognize that although investors often demonstrate an appetite for market risk, they find technology risks and policy uncertainty much less appealing. Rational Exuberance for Renewable Energy blends classical economic theory with the everyday realities of the RE industry to identify incentive structures contributing to the success – or otherwise – of project implementation involving renewable sources and appropriate technologies. The book is a compilation of articles that analyze individual RE technologies, and offer multiple perspectives of the RE industry and markets. Rational Exuberance for Renewable Energy is intended for policy makers, advanced students of energy economics and sustainable development, and for potential mainstream investors.
Cleaner-Energy Investments


Cleaner-Energy Investments
SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, (2011)
“Ctrl-Alt-Del: The Urgent Need to Reboot the Debate on Renewable Energy Policy”,
chapter within Orange Deals: Solar Energy Policy Initiatives Worldwide,
Centre for Energy Studies and Policy Analysis India,
with Foreword by
Dr. Kandeh Yumkella,
Director-General UNIDO and Chair UN-Energy.
The publication titled Orange Deals: Solar Energy Policy Initiatives Worldwide provides an overview of solar energy policies, both thermal and photovoltaic. The global experience on solar energy policies is very topical in India now with the 20-GW national solar mission being implemented. This book, probably for the first time, addresses the mission-mode initiatives taken up in different nations such as Canada, China, India, Mexico, Namibia, South Africa, and United Kingdom to promote solar energy. The chapters of this book, contributed by leading international researchers, also examine the global best-practice regulatory instruments relevant to solar energy promotion. This book also carries opinion pieces on the impact of solar policy initiatives, inter alia, on rural energy provision and energy security from the architects of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission launched by India.



SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, (2009)
Long-Term Investments: Project Planning And Appraisal,
South Asia Edition,
Long-term Investments is a singular blend of traditional corporate finance theory and contemporary real-world situations, presented from a practitioner’s perspective. This combination is intended to introduce the subject to beginners in a systematic manner, while also serving as a reckoner for investment professionals.
Cleaner-Energy Investments

Financial model for the purchase of a wind turbine: W3Schools

PAPERS PUBLISHED


SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, and Vamshi Krishna Reddy “Towards a Better Understanding of Renewable Energy YieldCos” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 65, p. 154 - 163. more

SRINIVASAN Sunderasan “Fair Weather Trends: The Environment as an ‘Optional Extra’”, Sustainable Production and Consumption, 2016, Vol. 7, p. 49 – 56, Elsevier Limited. more

SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, and Vamshi Krishna Reddy “Fleet, Prey, Plough: Exploiting Economies of Experience from the Large WEG Sector to Sustain the Small-Wind Industry” International Journal of Green Economics, 2015, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p 144 – 181; accepted for publication without comment. more

SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Green Electricity: Credence Purchases, Risky Credit Sales and an Honorable Amount of Fraud”, International Journal of Green Economics 2015, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p 99 – 124; accepted for publication without comment. more

SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan and Vamshi Krishna Reddy “Full Circle: Electricity, Development and Welfare”, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2016, Vol. 39, Issue 5, p. 289 – 304, Inderscience, UK; recommended for publication without comment. more

SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Implied Valuation of Environmental Externalities: A Study of Investor Responses to Rejection of Indian CDM Project Proposals”, International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making, 2014, Vol. 1, No. 2, p.144 - 161, Inderscience, UK. more

SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Economic Populism, Partial Deregulation of Transport Fuels and Electoral Outcomes in India”, Energy Policy, Vol. 68, 2014, p. 465 – 475, Elsevier Limited. Archived within the IAEA Information System: more

SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Economic Valuation and Option-Based Payments for Ecosystem Services”, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, October 2013, Springer Verlag. more

SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Solar Photovoltaics: Oligopsony, Non-market Decision Making and the Paradoxical Persistence of Unprofitability”, International Journal of Green Economics, 2013, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p. 116 – 147, Inderscience UK, (accepted for publication without comment). more

SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “A Two-Part Tariff Model for Energy Intermediation”, Engineering Economist, 2013, Vol. 58, Issue 4, p. 265 – 281, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. more

SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Electricity as a Traded Good”, Energy Policy, Elsevier Ltd., Vol. 62, November 2013, p. 1048 – 1052. more
  • Archived at the UN–Food and Agriculture Organization: http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search.do?recordID=US201600066093.

  • SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Coldness to Global Warming, Threat Fatigue or Unemotional Pragmatism: Investor Pattern Responses to Information Release”, Environmental Claims Journal, 2013, Vol. 25, Issue 4, p. 277 – 290, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. more

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Inducing Pro-Environmental Behavior: Moral Suasion, Reciprocal Altruism and the Man-in-the-middle”, International Journal of Green Economics, Vol. 6, No.1, 2012, p. 37 – 54. more

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Optimal Pricing Instruments for Emission Reduction Certificates”, Environment Science and Policy, Vol. 14, No.5, (2011) p. 569 – 577, Elsevier Limited. more

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, and Raj Kumar Singh “The Persistence of Green Goodwill”, Vol. 12, No. 5, (2010) Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer Limited, UK. more

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Subsidy Policy and the Enlargement of Choice”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13, 2009, p 2728 – 2733, (Accepted for publication without comment); cited in over 14 subsequent publications through September 2015. more

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “The Food V. Fuel Debate: A Nuanced View of Incentive Structures”, Vol. 34, No. 4, Renewable Energy, Official Journal of the World Renewable Energy Network, April 2009, (Accepted for publication without comment); cited in over 60 subsequent publications through September 2015. more

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Broadbasing ‘Green’ Stock Market Indices: A Concept Note”, Vol. 2, No. 4, International Journal of Green Economics, published by the Green Economics Institute, UK, 2008. more

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Positive Externalities of Domestic Biogas Initiatives: Implications for Financing” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 12, No. 5, Elsevier Ltd, June 2008, (Accepted for publication without comment); cited in over 16 subsequent publications through September 2015. more

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Microfinance for Renewable Energy: Financing the ‘Former Poor’”, World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2007 Inder Science, UK, p 79 - 89. more
  • Cited at http://www.appropedia.org/Peer_to_Peer_Lending_and_Microfinance_for_Solar_-_Lit._Review by Queens University Applied Sustainability Research Group,
  • Canada.

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Policy Support for the Evolving Solar Water Heating Industry”, RE Focus, Elsevier Ltd., March – April 2006. (Accepted for publication without comment) more

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “The Indian Solar Photovoltaic Industry: A Life Cycle Analysis”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 11, No.1, Elsevier Ltd., January 2007. (Accepted for publication without comment); cited in over 12 subsequent publications through September 2015. more

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Segmentation of the Indian Photovoltaic Market”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 9, No.2, Elsevier Publishing, 2005. more

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan and Vamshi Krishna Reddy Kottam “Solar photovoltaic module production: Environmental footprint, management horizons and investor goodwill”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 81, No.1, Elsevier Publishing, 2018. more

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Solar Home Systems: Offering Credit and Ensuring Recovery”, RE Focus, Elsevier Ltd., January / February 2005, (Accepted for publication without comment). more
  • Reprinted with permission: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Energy Newsletter, Vol1, Issue 2, June 2007, www.saarcenergy.org;
  • Cited at http://www.appropedia.org/Banking_for_Solar_Investment_-_Lit._Review by Queens University Applied Sustainability Research Group, Canada.

  • WORKING PAPERS

    SRINIVASAN, Sunderasan, “Partial Decontrol, Reciprocal Monopoly, Asymmetric Payoffs and Exit Options: The Indian Sugarcane Cogeneration Conundrum”, an analysis of the socio-political environment within which the sugar industry is required to function.

    SRINIVASAN Sunderasan “Climate Change and Short Run Discount Rates”, an article recommending the use of appropriate discount rates for sustainable and unsustainable production processes.

    SRINIVASAN Sunderasan “Rational Inattention, Rebound, And the Limits To Non-Price Interventions: Making the Case for Residential Energy Efficiency”, a review article recommending the use of non-price signals to encourage purchase of energy efficient appliances and price signals to encourage efficient consumption.