If we are to make headway in achieving our energy efficiency objectives, ensuring financing is essential. While there are some low-cost measures, the bulk of what needs to be done is relatively costly. The Investor Confidence Project (ICP) was brought to Europe to develop a system to give confidence to all active stakeholders. There are still concerns that investing in energy efficiency is risky.…read full article
4 reasons why Cleantech startups failed in the past
Starting a new company in the energy sector, especially in the clean tech branch, is risky and every so often not successful. Still, in the period…read full article
On 2nd May I was fortunate enough to present at the G20 Energy Efficiency Forum and take part in a panel discussion. The G20 energy efficiency work has not got much attention but there are some good…read full article
The level of investment in energy efficiency required to meet climate and energy security targets is significantly higher than both the current levels, and the levels that can be financed by public…read full article
Where is industry in addressing Europe’s climate and energy obligations?
Last November, the European Commission published its proposals to revise its array of clean energy legislation to have them…read full article
Good morning, today I am going to talk about three important words for the energy efficiency finance market, standardisation, data and risk.
I am going to start off talking about the so-called…read full article
Investing in Long-Life Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency assets is quite attractive for long-term investors since they present a low technical risk and long and predictable cash flows.
This paper reviews long-life asset-investments. Risk assessment must be one of the corner stones of every investment decision and needs to follow 3 important steps:1. Risk identification, 2. Risk valuation, 3.…read full business practice
SBI, largest Indian financial service provider with over 20.000 bank branches in India and presence in 35 countries. SBI has a 25% markt share in India -- and is recognized as a front runner in Green Banking and Green Financing in India (2013 Asia Green Future Leadership Award for &quot;Best Green Service Innovation&quot;). This short paper covers different initiatives of SBI in the areas…read full business practice
The money is there! --- this presentation covers the challenges for institutional investors, the framework for investment decisions and an example of energy efficiency project selection criteria.
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