Energy finance and services

Polzin, F., Nolden, C. & von Flotow, P. 2017. Drivers and barriers for municipal retrofitting activities – Evidence from a large-scale survey of German local  authorities. SSRN Working paper. Available at:

Polzin, F., 2017. Mobilizing private finance for low-carbon innovation – a systematic review of barriers and solutions. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.04.007

Polzin, F. 2016. Barriers to low-carbon innovation, consequences for finance and policy responses. Sustainable Finance Lab Working Paper. Available at:

Polzin, F., von Flotow, P., & Nolden, C., 2016. Modes of governance for municipal energy efficiency services – the case of LED street lighting in Germany. Journal of Cleaner Production, 139, 133-145. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.100

Polzin, F., von Flotow, P., & Nolden, C., 2016. What encourages local authorities to engage with energy performance contracting for retrofitting? – Evidence from German municipalities. Energy Policy, 94, 317-330. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.03.049

von Flotow, P. & Polzin, F., 2016. Modernising municipal street lighting and the role of energy service contracts (prepared for the German Energy Agency). Project report. (in German)

Citation: Polzin, F., Migendt, M., Täube, F. A., & von Flotow, P., 2015. Public policy influence on renewable energy investments—A panel data study across OECD countries. Energy Policy, 80, 98–111. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2015.01.026

von Flotow, P. & Polzin, F., 2015. Modernising municipal street lighting and the role of energy service contracts. Project report. (in German)

Polzin, F., von den Hoff, M., & Jung, M. 2015. Drivers and Barriers for Renewable Energy Investments in Emerging Countries – the Case of Wind Energy in China, India and Brazil, Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network. Available at:

Futterer, F., Schneider, C., von Flotow, P., & Polzin, F., 2014., The contribution of leasing and contracting to the diffusion of green technologies. Project report. (in German)