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Despite Europe's economic woes, hunger for #renewables project investment remains #projectfinance #energy #investment

Despite Europe's economic woes, hunger for #renewables project investment remains #projectfinance #energy #investment

The Eurozone crisis. Threats of sovereign debt default. Staggeringly high unemployment. The role back of government incentives. Yet somehow in the renewable energy sector, deals continued to be made and projects continued to find those willing – scratch that – eager to finance them. How could that be? We wondered. How was it that in the worst possible days for the continent’s banks and financial infrastructure, dreamers could still dream big and have a reasonable expectation that their wind farm, solar facility or tidal energy array could indeed rise up along the horizon? Hoping to get a handle on this, we turned first to that London bastion of intellectual ideas, Chatham House, and to Kirsty Hamilton, an associate fellow at the independent public policy institute specializing in climate change and energy policy. Chatham House, of course, is probably best known around the ...

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