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Financing and subsidy-free renewables projects: proud price movements, COVID-19 impacts, and the optimal power purchase agreement
In the second of two special episodes of the Joint Venture podcast, Banking and Finance partner Nath Curtis sat down with Inspiratia, and Chris Williams, Head of Project Finance at the bank LBBW, to take stock of the current state of the market.
In this latest podcast, we focus in on the financing perspective for UK subsidy free renewables project taking in topics such as the impact of proud price movements, the impact of COVID-19, what the optimal power purchase agreement looks like and the prospect of subsidy returning to onshore wind and solar.
We also assess the longer term viability of either fully merchant projects, or those of at least some form of merchant exposure as well as how the level of government intervention stacks up against the requirements to meet the binding decarbonisation targets the UK has set. For all this, and more, click the link below:
This latest Podcast continues our series with Inspiratia. If you've missed any of the firm's previous energy market discussions, you can catch up using the links below:
Partner Gareth Baker sits down with Barney Coles from renewables investor Capital Dynamics, to explore how COVID-19 has affected ways of working, the impact of reduced power prices, and the possible consequences for the UK's development pipeline. Gareth also speaks with Tom Williams, Partner at Downing, talking flexible generation and the UK funding landscape for battery storage; Partner Helen Emmerson discusses all you need to know about behind-the-meter battery storage with Roberto Castiglioni, Senior Investment Director at Ingenious Infrastructure and Managing Director of Argonaut Power; and Partner Gus Wood joins Joe MacDonald, vice president of sales at UK aggregator Limejump, regarding battery storage and routes to market.
How has COVID-19 impacted the development of UK subsidy-free renewables projects?
Listen in as Gowling WLG joins leading global infrastructure and renewables market analysts Inspiratia, to discuss the development of UK subsidy-free renewables projects.
COVID-19 virtual event: impact on sustainability
Gowling WLG and inspiratia recently ran an event covering the evolving situation around COVID-19 and investigated to what extent thoughts on sustainability are changing and how the situation will play out over the longer-term.
Panel Dan Wells, Partner, Foresight Group Ben Stansfield, Partner, Gowling WLG Themes Renewables as a safe haven for investors The ESG agenda in the time of COVID-19 Changes in investment trends to meet sustainability goals
What are Incoterms?
Incoterms, or International Commercial Terms, are a set of contract terms for international freight delivery. While the word itself creates some mystique, they are in fact simple - entirely concerned with the delivery of goods, especially in an international environment.
Our Incoterms expert David Lowe, who is also global co-chair of the Incoterms 2020 drafting group, gives an overview here of these important contract terms and how to use them to best effect.
Key considerations for customs and trade under Incoterms 2020
In this third part of a series of podcasts on Incoterms – important contract terms for international freight delivery - Ursula Johnston discusses the customs obligations under the various Incoterms and how these might inform which you choose for your international trading arrangements.
Incoterms 2020: The main changes and how you might need to respond
Building on David Lowe's earlier podcast on 'What are Incoterms?', here he explains more about the key changes in the new edition of Incoterms - Incoterms 2020 - and how you should deal with them.