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Five Perspectives on an Emerging Market: Challenges with Clean Tech Private Equity

Eric R. W. Knight ()
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Eric R. W. Knight: University of Oxford

CCEP Working Papers from Centre for Climate & Energy Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

Abstract: Private equity investment in technologies which deliver low carbon energy has grown as an area of both economic and social performance. This article offers a perspective on some of the challenges in the industry. It relies on case studies drawn from thirty five interviews with leading clean tech investment managers across Silicon Valley, New York and London. The findings suggest that despite the long-term growth opportunities, some investors have struggled to find attractive risk-reward premiums in early stage investments.

JEL-codes: G24 O32 Q55 Q40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-08
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