BILLIONAIRE CHRONICLE BOOK OF THE MONTH
Energy Investments: An Adaptive Approach to Profiting from Uncertainties
Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2017 edition (24 Nov. 2017)
INSIGHTFUL. RESOURCEFUL. PRECISE.
Are “business as usual” strategies that favour fossil fuels the best route to future prosperity?
What prospects do firms face when their competitors diversify into renewables?
Why do generous subsidies to renewables often fail to achieve wide-scale deployment?
This book examines what lies behind the uncertainties surrounding the fuel and power markets. Exploring the role of renewables and how they potentially disrupt or create opportunities, it challenges widely accepted pearls of wisdom in investment.
Ricardo G. Barcelona, Ph.D. in Management, King’s College London, United Kingdom, lectures at leading business schools. He served in senior leadership roles at Royal Dutch Shell, Netherlands, and London. As an investment banker, he was top rated equity analyst and adviser while at SBC Warburg and ABN Amro/Rothschild.
“Ricardo Barcelona addresses the thornier issues of energy strategy. In this book he moves from the certainties assured by financial modelling to explore the tough questions that astute practitioners ask themselves – why do things never turn out as they were projected? Is energy strategy always going to be a tale of unfulfilled promises? His research findings and his insights make a must read for anyone in this field.” -Patrick H. “Paddy” Miller, Author, Innovation as Usual, Hong Kong
“Shifting European Union policy, falling energy prices, and increased costs of production are cocktails that do not bode well for fossil fuel-based energy supplies. Renewables subsidies add to energy prices that burden citizens and industry. These circumstances push energy managers and policy-makers to seek innovative solutions to producing energy and financing investments. This book is a thoughtful contribution into addressing these issues – and resolving these dilemmas.”- Krzysztof Tchórzewski, Minister of Energy, Government of Poland
“Known to me for the past thirty years, Ricardo is recognized as one of the top-rated energy experts. He combines his experiences and strategic insights gained from industry and finance, into his new book – a precious resource for anyone who wants to be up to date in such a strategic industry.”- Pablo Diaz Megias, Country Head, UBS Group, Spain
“If you want to benefit from innovative strategic insights regarding investing in the energy sector, resulting from a fresh-out-of-the-box approach by the authors, then this book does exactly that. The authors not only provide practical methods but also show its applications in real life.”- Gert-Jan Monster, Senior Investment Officer, FMO The development bank of the Netherlands.