CMCC Webinar – “Low-carbon energy finance – new research results and their implications for modelers and policy makers”

Prof. Tobias Schmidt – Energy Politics Group – ETH Zurich
Dr. Bjarne Steffen – Energy Politics Group – ETH Zurich

Dr. Elena Verdolini – Senior Researcher – RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment – Milan

While many studies analyze the innovation, diffusion, and cost developments of low-carbon energy technologies, little research is dedicated to analyzing the financing dynamics of these technologies.
This webinar will present recent research results from ETH Zurich’s Energy Politics Group on low- carbon energy finance and discuss its implications for modelers as well as policy makers. More specifically, the webinar will highlight important trends in renewable energy finance, such as the increased importance of non-recourse project finance and its drivers, or the dynamics of financing conditions for Wind and PV projects over the last two decades. The presentation will also cover the role of public banks, such as the German KfW, the UK’s Green Investment Bank, in catalyzing private finance for innovative low-carbon energy projects. Finally, we will present new data on the electricity generation financing portfolios of multi-lateral development banks, such as the World Bank.

12:30 pm – Welcome and intro – Elena Verdolini – RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment – Milan
12:35 pm – Presenters’ talk – Prof. Dr. Tobias S Schmidt, Energy Politics Group, ETH Zurich & Dr. Bjarne Steffen, Energy Politics Group, ETH Zurich
01:05 pm – Q&A
01:20 pm – End of webinar

Working language: English

The seminar will be broadcasted via Go-to-Webinar. Please, click on the following link for registration:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

When and Where

h. 12:30 pm CET - h. 12:30 pm CET -

27 Nov 2018


Organized by
  • CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

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