Finance and New Energy Development


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Special Issue Information

As the world continues to shift towards renewable and sustainable energy, finance becomes increasingly critical in enabling the growth and advancement of new energy technologies and solutions. Many countries worldwide have made significant progress in developing new energy sources as part of their commitment to reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change. A large number of renewable energy projects, such as wind and solar power, hydropower, and biomass, have been heavily invested in recent years. With continued financial support, the acceleration of its new energy development and a vigorous future of sustainability will soon be expected.

Finance plays a crucial role in driving the development, investment, and scalability of new energy solutions. It provides the necessary capital for research and implementation of renewable energy projects. Through financial instruments such as clean energy stocks and green bonds, financial individuals and institutions engage in mitigating the environmental and climate impact of traditional energy sources. How to optimize the investing efficiency and capital structure in new energy companies and industries is important for promoting the transition towards a more sustainable energy future. Additionally, the financialization facilitates reasonable and fair pricing for various new energy commodities, it however brings complicated risk and unexpected fluctuation.

The special issue welcome interdisciplinary and financial academics to provide cutting-edge research, both theoretical and empirical, that focuses on the intersection of finance and new energy development, with a particular emphasis on topics related to system modeling, risk management, asset pricing, and corporate finance.

Specific topics including but not limited to the following areas are specifically welcomed: 

  • Pricing and informative factors of new energy assets
  • Stock and bond markets for new energy industries
  • Policy uncertainty and new energy markets
  • Modeling and simulation for finance and new energy system
  • Financialization of new energy commodities
  • Risk management in new energy markets
  • Portfolio optimizations with new energy
  • Green finance and energy transition
  • Finance in new energy corporations   
  • Dynamic equilibrium in new energy markets     
  • Investor behavior in new energy derivatives trading 
  • Climate change and energy finance                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Guest Editors:

Yudong Wang, Professor, School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China
Yaojie Zhang, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China

Manuscript Submission Information

All submissions will undergo the same strict double-blind peer-review process applied to the journal. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted). The special issue is expected to be published in the Third quarter of 2025.

To submit a manuscript, please register and submit your paper online at: When making your submission, please choose the Special Issue entitled “Finance and New Energy Development”.

A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Author Guidelines page.

Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The submission portal opens on April 20th, 2024.

The deadline for submissions is Dec 31st, 2024.

Should you wish to discuss your paper before submission, please do not hesitate to reach out to the guest editors at their respective email addresses:

Professor Yudong Wang, [email protected]

Associate Professor Yaojie Zhang, [email protected]

For guidance on the submission process, kindly contact the CFRI Editorial Office at Shanghai Jiao Tong University via email at [email protected].