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.
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.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says there is now a once-inalifetime opportunity to put clean energy investment at the heart of the world’s economic recovery from the virus.
We take a deeper look into why South Africa is lagging behind on global sales of electric vehicles (EVs). Read here
‘Greening’ existing infrastructure should be prioritised over investment into new clean energy projects
9 July 2020 – With global investment in new renewable energy capacity (excluding large hydro-electric projects) at $282.2 billion in 2019, it is clear that there is a growing appetite to invest into new clean energy projects. But is investing large sums into new projects putting the cart before the horse?
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.
The argument has been made that aligning corporate, and investment goals to the Paris Agreement is easier in a growth market than during a downturn. If so what does this current situation mean in practice for investors and corporates alike?
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, we heard from some key players in the renewables and PPA market including Zosia Riesner, Director of Power Markets, Europe, Lightsource BP; Dierk Paskert, CEO, Encavis and Luigi Sacco, PPA Originator, Head of Southern Europe, Falck Renewables.
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