7.09 - Geothermal cost and investment factors

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What drives investment in geothermal projects? This research seeks to explain how geothermal project investment for electricity production in various countries is affected by several factors. We apply microeconomic analysis to select a view of the world’s most important geothermal producing countries, and then widen the focus for macroanalysis on 24 big players in the industry. In the micro study, we look at potential differences between national and multinational firms to shed light on potential productivity differences. In the macroeconomic investigation, we find how geothermal power capacity is influenced by both environmental and infrastructural factors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Renewable Energy
EditorsAli Sayigh
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-087873-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Other keywords

  • Clean energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • International investment
  • Macroeconomy
  • Multinationals
  • Production costs
  • Productivity


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