Tag Archive: energy transition

Brexit risks and the energy transition are hot topics at the S&P Global Ratings Annual Infrastructure Finance Seminar

The S&P Global Ratings Annual Infrastructure Finance Seminar kicked off last week at Haberdasher’s Hall in the City of London. Journalists, investors, bankers, analysts and politicians alike gathered to engage in two of the most important discussions affecting the UK infrastructure sector today: the ongoing energy transition – from carbon intensive processes such as coal-burning, to …

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Siemens Financial Services’ CEO of Global Energy Finance takes to LinkedIn Pulse to explain why natural gas and renewables make the perfect couple

The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, or COP21, hosted last December, has pushed the issue of clean energy to the top of the global political agenda – with a number of key governments making strong carbon-cutting pledges to reduce global warming by stepping up investment in renewable energy projects. But with a global energy …

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S&P writes for Business Green about why policy clarity for the UK’s ‘Contracts for Difference’ scheme is vital for a greener future

The contracts for difference (CfD) scheme, which awards subsidy contracts for green energy developers, is a vital tool when it comes to reforming the UK’s electricity market and reducing the country’s carbon footprint, argues Michael Wilkins, head of environmental research at Standard & Poor’s in an opinion piece for leading sustainability magazine, BusinessGreen. Because of …

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S&P writes for FTSE Global Markets on why the transition to a greener global economy hinges on strong financial incentives

Writing for FTSE Global Markets, Michael Wilkins, Head of Global Environmental & Climate Research at Standard & Poor’s, points out that while the United Nations’ COP21 conference held in December committed world leaders to do more in the battle against climate change, ultimately it will be up to the private sector to deliver the bulk …

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April’s S&P Infrastructure Outlook reveals that the private rental sector has a new spring in its step

The issue of accelerating demand for housing in the U.K. and the fact that the private rental sector (PRS) is now the fastest-growing form of housing tenure is at the core of Standard & Poor’s most recent issue of Infrastructure Outlook, its monthly newsletter summarising key infrastructure and project finance-related research and rating update news. …

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Berlin Summit 2016; S&P’s Mike Wilkins talks renewables and real estate in event video

At this week’s Berlin Summit 2016, hosted by Infrastructure Investor, Mike Wilkins, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance Ratings at Standard & Poor’s, joined a panel of industry experts to discuss the current market conditions for project financing, the outlook for the sector in 2016, and what we can expect to see from S&P in terms of …

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First 2016 edition of Standard & Poor’s Infrastructure Outlook hits desks

As the dust settles on the COP21 climate change summit, held in Paris last December, Standard & Poor’s latest edition of Infrastructure Outlook – a monthly newsletter rounding up all the key ratings updates, news and commentaries relevant to infrastructure and project finance – asks whether we are seeing a new dawn for tackling climate change, or is it just …

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Standard & Poor’s reads between the lines of The Paris Agreement

Last December’s climate change conference in Paris (COP21) saw governments from around the world approve The Paris Agreement – a global climate deal which sets out a series of principles that will govern greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts. In attendance was Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Ratings and Head of Environmental & Climate Research at …

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A new dawn, a new day? S&P explains the implications of The Paris Agreement

Last December’s climate change conference in Paris (COP21) saw governments from 195 countries approve a global climate deal – also known as The Paris Agreement – which sets out a series of unprecedented financial, technical, and legal principles that will govern greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts. Of course, critics argue the efforts may not go far …

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S&P explores the risks of climate change in a new report

With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) having taken place in Paris, governments and business leaders will reflect on the next steps to limit global warming. All stakeholders now realise the urgent need to combat the negative impacts of rising global temperatures to the global economy. As such, Standard & Poor’s has released an in-depth …

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