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Session A3 2017-09-08T20:13:35+00:00


Scaling-up Large-scale Renewable Energy Investments

Day: 13th September, 2017

Time: 10:00 – 11:30

Room: SUN

Short Description:

Attracting sufficient levels of financing is necessary to scale up large-scale renewable energy investment across the power, heating, cooling and transport sectors. But current levels of investment are not even close to ensuring that worldwide renewable energy and climate targets will be met. It falls far short of the estimated average USD 770 billion that are needed annually from 2016 to 2030 to double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Questions to be addressed by the session:

  1. How can public finance institutions best contribute to catalysing private investment in large-scale renewables? Are there more promising innovations?
  2. Is this transition of public financing instruments from grants and loans towards more risk mitigation approaches already happening and if not why not?
  3. And at what scale? Is it overestimated what the private sector can deliver or will all RE targets be reached in the end?
  4. How do you judge the potential of green bonds for scaling large-scale renewable energy, especially given that their success so far relies on the high credit-rating of the issuing entity? And how about the outlook for yield co’s after the apparent market consolidation in 2015/2016?

Session composition:

The keynote speaker gives a 15 min overview of the thematic context of this session. In the remaining time, the panelist’s respond to the questions posed by the moderator as well as discussion points from the audience

Keynote: Mr. Mike Eckhart, Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance, Citigroup

Moderator: Mr. Carlos Muñoz, Adviser Consultative Council for Energy Transition, SHCP


Other Panelists TBC

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