The Economics of Renewable Energy

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series

Edited by Roger Fouquet, Associate Professorial Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

This major reference work brings together for the first time key articles on the economics of renewable energy. From a modest role as a backstop technology in the 1970s to a central role in low carbon transitions today, this collection reveals the emergence and growing importance of this sub-field of economics. Topics covered in this timely volume include the costs of renewable power (taking account of issues related to technological development, intermittency and interconnection), policies that promote renewable energy development, its public and private demand, and its impact on the environment and the economy. This indispensable collection is complemented by a comprehensive introduction that will serve as an essential source of reference for students and researchers.

‘Roger Fouquet has assembled an All-Star Team of energy economists whose impressive body of work extends from the beginning of the theory of optimal extraction of exhaustible natural resources, all the way through the emergence of exciting new technologies for renewable generation. Along with the honor of appearing here, however, the authors should know that I’ll use this terrific collection every time I go looking for the best possible reviewers of new research in renewable energy.’
– Don Fullerton, Editor, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 

2018 992 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 736 5 £481.50 £352.00 $481.50 $535.00

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