Industry Sectors

Energy efficiency investments provide the most cost effective ways to fight climate change. According to scenarios from the International Energy Agency, more than 40 per cent of the greenhouse gas emission reductions required to limit increases in the global average temperature within two degrees Celsius by the end of the century, will have to come from increases in energy efficiency.
Emerging business models aim at conserving energy use in many applications including green real estate, LED systems and industrial cogeneration. These business models often avoid the upfront investments needed by the end-user, while providing the use of more energy-efficient systems, and less carbon-intensive energy.

EEEIG has identified energy efficiency, deployment of muni and corporate lighting systems, and industrial cogeneration.

Declining investment costs of deploying solar, wind, and other renewable technologies, combined with the prospect of using cost-effective storage for resource-intermittency, has created very attractive investment opportunities, which, if properly structured, can provide attractive risk-return tradeoff.

 

Transport accounts for a significant share (15%) of global greenhouse gas emissions. According to the EPA, greenhouse gas emissions from this sector primarily involve fossil fuels burned for road, rail, air, and marine transportation. Almost all (95%) of the world’s transportation energy comes from petroleum-based fuels, largely gasoline and diesel.

The substitution of fossil fuels with renewables based electrons based on declining battery costs for buses and cars is an important trend leading to investment opportunities globally.

Technology related disruptions combined with innovative financing models that delink ownership from usage, as well as the growing economic viability of decentralized infra systems and their associated critical value-chains, is an attractive area of investment opportunities globally.
In addition to the adoption of Evs, the electrification of heat in industrial processes provides attractive decarbonisation pathways for industry.

Currently, fossil fuels are primarily used as the source of electricity and heat needs by the industry in chemical, mettalurgical and manufacturing processes. The growing use of electroheating technologies and of the share of renewables in the energy mix will expand electrification.

Rising population, income levels and urbanization will likely lead to increased waste generation that needs to be gathered, processed, and recycled. Countries are ill-equipped to beneficially treat waste and recycle. Supported by supportive regulation, new technologies that can be deployed across the waste value-chain, and sustainable business models are the principal drivers of investment opportunities in this infra segment