Green Hydrogen is the trendiest clean energy source around, touted for its ‘simple’ ability to turn water into a highly combustible energy source capable of replacing our demand for oil and gas. However, the costs of green hydrogen are significant and from a commercial perspective, potentially unviable for some time.
Our focus is not so much on industrial businesses but more on financial business and businesses that have a social impact including social housing, renewables, transport and those which reduce carbon. To be clear, it is not an impact fund, it is ethical sustainable fund.
On the 16th of September the Climate Council held a webinar in partnership with White & Case, welcoming speakers from State Street Global Advisors, EOS at Federated Hermes, Orion Energy Partners, IHS Markit and Encourage Capital discussing how asset stewardship can bring about a low carbon economy.
The steel, cement & heavy-duty transportation sectors that we have become deeply reliant upon, are the very same that weigh us down as we seek to new paths to a cleaner, net-zero society. We have looked at the impacts of three of the most ‘hard-to-abate’ sectors and what alternatives may look like from the perspective of their emissions, costs and practicalities.
Andrea Course works in Shell Ventures as Venture Principal where she invests in innovative start and scale-up companies that accelerate the energy transition, focusing in the areas of ML, AI, Robotics and Decarbonization. Currently she sits on the boards of Innowatts (Digital Energy Platform) and Osperity (Intelligent Visual Monitoring). Andrea has 15 years of experience in the energy sector as both technical SME and investor.
An indicator of sectoral strength has often been the quantity and value of M&A activity over an annual period, providing a sense of capital inflows and corporate interest in developing markets. The renewable energy sector has enjoyed year-on-year growth in M&A deals for the past decade, with a slight and expected dip in early 2020.
The Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) is a global coalition of leaders from across the energy landscape committed to achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century in order to limit global warming to well below 2°C and as close as possible to 1.5°C. Our Commissioners come from a range of organisations – energy producers, energy intensive industries, technology providers, finance players and environmental NGOs – which operate across developed and developing countries and play different roles in the energy transition.
Commitment to environmental issues is influencing deal strategy across the globe and ESG’s momentum shows no sign of slowing down. In a survey conducted by the Financial times at the end of 2020, 83 percent of business leaders said that ESG factors will be increasingly critical to M&A decision making in the next 12-24 months.
Whether as a means for dealmakers to identify attractive M&A targets, a way to identify risk in the deal process or a response to government or investor pressure, ESG considerations can no longer be ignored.
‘Special transactions’ is a definition we use to indicate opportunities that present one of the following features: considerable size, multi technology, multi jurisdictions, teams. These are complex transactions, with a structured and very competitive process…
China & Renewable Energy Investments: What’s happening outbound and what are the opportunities inbound?
Globally, China has been the top investor in clean energy for nine out of the last ten years. And given the country’s own accelerated climate targets and opening up of the energy sector, the door for foreign investors has never been more open.
Sonnedix is a global solar independent power producer (IPP) with a proven track record in delivering high-performance cost-competitive solar photovoltaic plants across OECD countries. With a total controlled capacity of over 4GW, and more than 350 solar plants across eight countries, Sonnedix has built a strong culture around creating a positive impact in the environment and communities within which it operates, in line with its purpose of harnessing the power of the sun to build a bright future.
The South East Asian energy landscape has emerged over the last 20 years to become a driver of trends and a source of demand, all as a result of the rapid economic development among the South-East Asian Tigers (and their neighbours) – can the region do the same for renewable generation technologies?
The low risk appetite of institutional investors is the biggest barrier to bridging the renewable energy finance gap
Based on the IEA’s Current Policies Scenario, around US$7.7t is currently committed to renewables, but US$12.9t is required under the Sustainable Development Scenario. Join four industry-leading experts as they delve into the nitty-gritty of the biggest hurdles to closing the renewable energy investment gap.
As a technology focused impact investor, we are committed to achieving greenhouse gas emissions reduction through differentiated technology investments. Our investments fit a very precise profile. They are all in the growth stage of development with experienced management teams; have a differentiated offering in terms of technology; and possess a scalable business model.
Latin America is home to some of the most plentiful wind resources in the world. The region’s renewable energy sector is heading towards 239 GW of installed wind and solar power capacity by 2040 and with Latin American renewables investment reaching $18.1 billion in 2019, the region is set to play a vital role in the global energy transition going forwards.
A superb Q&A with Eoin Murray, Head of Investment at Federated Hermes – an investment manager with an exceptional global experience in the energy sector. Federated Hermes is a leading investment and stewardship firm with a vast portfolio of diversified asset under management.
Foresight manages a wide range of different investment vehicles backed by public and private institutional investors as well as retail investors. These funds have differing investment objectives and quite diverse portfolios.