TY - CHAP A1 - Job Taminiau A2 - John Byrne A3 - Daniel Sanchez Carretero A4 - Soojin Shin A5 - Jing Xu ED1 - Joseph Nyangon ED2 - John Byrne Y1 - 2021-03-10 PY - 2021 T1 - Risk Mitigation in Energy Efficiency Retrofit Projects Using Automated Performance Control N2 - This book examines the technical, market, and policy innovations for unlocking sustainable investment in the energy sector. While finalizing this book, the COVID-19 pandemic is cutting a devastating swath through the global economy, causing the biggest fall in energy sector investment, exacerbating the global trade finance gap, worsening signs of growing income inequality, and devastating the health and livelihoods of millions. What is the parallel between the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate change crisis? The impacts of the global pandemic are expected to last for a few years, whereas those associated with the climate crisis will play out over several decades with potentially irreversible consequences. However, both show that the cost of inaction or delay in addressing the risks can lead to devastating outcomes or a greater probability of irreversible, catastrophic damages. In the context of sustainable energy investment and the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy, what ways can financial markets and institutions support net-zero-emission activities and the shift to a sustainable economy, including investment in energy efficiency, low-carbon and renewable energy technologies? This book provides students, policymakers, and energy investment professionals with the knowledge and theoretical tools necessary to address related questions in sustainable energy investment, risk management, and energy innovation agendas. BT - Sustainable Energy Investment SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.89476 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.89476 SN - 978-1-83880-198-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-22 ER -