This chapter introduces the issues related to energy-related investments and presents the economic arguments to analyse such issues. The presentation focuses on the global, cross-cutting issues on investment without specific focus on a particular country. It presents an overview of the investment needs and present main issues affecting investment and financing of investments. The chapter also touches on the effects of energy sector reform and global financial crises on investments in the sector.
KeywordsEnergy investments Outlook Risk Return Derisking
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