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Investing in Energy: A Primer on the Economics of the Energy Industry by Gianna Bern

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Investors

Who are today's investors in alternative energies, such as wind farms or hydroelectricity projects? Investors are varied and global. Today, everything from insurance companies, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds will invest in energy projects. These investors will invest in infrastructure projects and alternative energy initiatives, as well as the more traditional form of bond or equity issuances.

In addition, hedge funds and private equity funds are actively investing in the energy sector. Hedge funds may take on somewhat passive investment roles, by purchasing the equities or bond issuances of both established and newer energy companies. New entrepreneurial companies may look to various private investors early in their life ...

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