We explore how banks and asset managers are providing debt and innovative capital products and how they are responding to very different circumstances than the ones laid out in their commitments published as recently as March.
We delve into the economics of the hydrogen economy, exploring where we are and what is needed for hydrogen to be the saviour that so many claim it will be – this is what we discovered when we spoke to our members.
The Secret Sauce – Five Things Stopping Institutional Investors Deploying Greater Capital into Renewable Energy
If executives are going to successfully access some of the $2 trillion a year in clean energy infrastructure being allocated, knowing what these investors look for is important. Much is written about why they are investing, but we asked our membership what holds them back from deploying capital.
At the Energy Capital Leaders Assembly in November 2019, Mark Radka, UN Environment and Paula Pinho, European Commission shared their insights into achieving a low-carbon future and their Sustainable Development Goals. Read more here
Today we have the luxury of choosing between several direct and indirect viable energy sources. Renewables and gas are two of these, and of course historically coal has been the dominant force. The decisive question we always face is “what is the optimal energy mix”?
It is increasingly important to see what lies behind oil companies’ stated transition strategies, which have seen a step change in investment allocations since 2018. We reflect on how the IOCs are tracking with their energy transition goals so far in 2020.
Summary: The absence of a clear benchmark for measuring ESG is the main barrier to investment into low-carbon infrastructure
On the 10 September 2020, the Energy Council hosted the fourth webinar in their debate series which posed the question of whether “The absence of a clear benchmark for measuring ESG is the main barrier to investment into low-carbon infrastructure.”
The absence of a clear benchmark for measuring ESG is the main barrier to investment into low-carbon infrastructure
10 September 2020 – There is no argument over the fact that much more investment is needed if we are to achieve the goals laid out in the Paris Agreement. In order to create an enabling environment for an accelerated transition, it is commonly argued that developed green standards and taxonomies are vital.
I see, at this point in time, corporates leading the transition to a low carbon economy -with the right policies and incentives by governments, investors building climate-resilient portfolios and consumers using their purchasing power.
As renewable energy investments grow rapidly across on-grid and off-grid locations, investments in the monitoring and control of these assets have gained momentum globally.
On the 23rd July 2020, the Energy Council hosted the second webinar in their debate series which posed the question of whether “a subsidy-free renewable global industry is possible within 5 years”.
The corporate sector’s responsibility in advancing energy efficiency, decarbonisation, clean electricity, heat and mobility
On 13 August 2020, we invited a panel of industry experts to discuss whether the corporate sector is the most important actor in advancing energy efficiency, decarbonisation, clean electricity, heat and mobility
Summary: ‘Greening’ existing infrastructure should be prioritised over investment into new clean energy projects
On 9 July 2020, we invited a panel of industry experts to discuss whether the construction of new clean energy projects should be prioritised over ‘greening’ our existing infrastructure to maximise efficiency by society-at-large
Solar power is steadily growing in Africa, with 5.8 GW being installed in 2019. However, Africa has a capacity estimated at 1,000 GW for solar power. So why were only 5.8 GW installed in 2019?
On the 23rd of July 2020, An expert panel discussed the possibility that falling technology costs have meant that the need for subsidies in the renewable energy industry has been questioned. However, whilst wind and solar are leading, many parts of the industry are not there yet. Would it be a mistake to assume, too early, that subsidies are no longer needed?
Current clean energy technologies are (often) bankable and even competitive nowadays compared to grey projects. This means investors should (and they do) invest in these projects.
We speak to Jason Tundermann, Vice-President of Business Development at LevelTen Energy, to learn about trends in the corporate renewable PPAs marketplace.