Invest but reform
Invest but reform: Smarter finance for cleaner energy: open up Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts to Renewable Energy Investment (REITs) / Felix Mormann and Dan Reicher, Brookings Institution, November 2012, 8 p.
Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)—both well-established investment structures—should be opened up to renewable energy investment. MLPs and, more recently, REITs have a proven track record for promoting oil, gas, and other traditional energy sources. When extended to renewable energy projects these tools will help promote growth, move renewables closer to subsidy independence, and vastly broaden the base of investors in America’s energy economy. (© Brookings)