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S&P Global Rating’s Michael Wilkins tells the ICC what should be accomplished at COP22

Since the UN’s Paris Agreement was made in December of 2015, significant progress has been made towards raising the financing required to achieve its goal of restricting global temperature rises to under 2 degrees from pre-industrial levels. However, in an article for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), S&P Global Ratings’ Head of Environmental and …

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Siemens Financial Services video on financing energy-efficient buildings goes live

Siemens Financial Services has released a short animation video – which can be viewed below – explaining why improving the energy efficiency of buildings, which account for 40% of the energy we use, is a must in order to reduce waste and carbon emissions while unlocking savings potential. In particular, the video demonstrates that by …

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S&P’s December edition of Infrastructure Outlook looks to Paris for a future energy framework

As the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) draws to a close in Paris this week, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance and Head of Environmental Research at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P), explores the likely outcomes in this month’s Infrastructure Outlook. Wilkins suggests that COP21 success would be the realisation …

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S&P analysis of European nuclear power debt picked up by City AM and Energy Live News

Europe’s reliance on nuclear power has given it the largest fleet of plants in the word. Yet as countries – notably Germany – begin to phase out their nuclear portfolio, the financial impact is set to be significant. The considerable costs of decommissioning nuclear plants and dealing with the fuel waste will highlight the financing …

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S&P’s first rating of an offshore wind farm covered by the specialist press

The energy market’s transition from fossil-fuel dependency to a cleaner, greener system has been gaining significant momentum over the past five years. In particular, offshore wind has gone from strength to strength. As such, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services assigned their first ever preliminary credit rating of ‘BBB-’ to offshore wind project WindMW. Commonly known …

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SFS writes for Infrastructure Investor about the future of offshore wind

Following the G7 agreement to phase out fossil fuels by the end of the century, governments worldwide are beginning to commit themselves to generating more sustainable energy. This is welcome news for the offshore wind sector, a burgeoning industry, which stands to play a leading role in reducing the world’s carbon footprint, says Roland Chalons-Browne, …

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