The need for investment in the renewable energy sector has never been greater. But such demand is not currently matched by funding supply. Indeed, the public sector is restricted by austerity measures, banks are increasingly constrained when it comes to longer-term lending, and although investors’ appetite for renewables is growing, they remain wary of technology risks. But that’s where ‘captive financiers’ have a role to play, as Roland Chalons-Browne, CEO of Siemens Financial Services, explains in this month’s issue of Environmental Finance.
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