Click here, type the title of your paper, Capitalize first letter of each words ARTICLE INFO A Sustainable Transition to Renewable Energy Resources in Oil Producing Countries: A Case Study of Iran ARTICLE INFO Keywords: Energy Transition Renewable Energy Sustainability Development Path Dependency

Mohsen Hemmati
2017 Journal of Solar Energy Research (JSER) Journal   unpublished
Journal homepage: A B S T R A C T Iran owns various resources for energy production, including natural resources and land. Although the country holds one of the biggest fossil fuel reserves, the country's development plan and international commitments requires the reduction of GHGs and the implementation of clean energy generation. Despite the various plans and institutional support, the country's dependency and trajectories for investment on oil industry, cheap resources of
more » ... ssil fuels, the lack of infrastructures and technology are the main barriers for this transition. Governmental support, CO2 pricing and foreign investment (associated with technology imports), are the proposed methods for overcoming the barriers and to facilitate the transition process to renewable energy resources