Currents is a podcast published by Norton Rose Fulbright that features in-depth discussions on the latest developments in project finance. The podcast is hosted by partner Todd Alexander, who interviews key business leaders and policy makers to investigate important trends affecting the energy and infrastructure space.
Ep222: An Assessment of the IRA
Bill Green, managing partner of Climate Adaptive Infrastructure, joins Todd Alexander in a wide-ranging discussion about how the renewable energy market may not be fully appreciating the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act, issues developers are having with financing and with how IRA funds are getting allocated, how the IRA has affected the global market, capacity of the tax equity market and areas that may be opportunities for investment.
Ep221: Opportunites for Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate
Michael Beckerman, CEO of CREtech, joins Todd Alexander to discuss how commercial real estate developers are taking a closer look at renewable energy sustainability. They go over what climate technologies developers are incorporating into their projects, what role the government is playing in encouraging adoption of such technologies, hurdles for adoption, predictions about the future, and more.
Ep220: Taking its toll — Tolling Agreements and Offtake Strategies
Christine Brozynski, partner in Norton Rose Fulbright’s projects practice, joins Todd Alexander to talk about recent trends in offtake strategies for energy storage projects. They go over how tolling agreements work, what risks that entail, what other offtake strategies developers are using and more.
Ep219: Northern Lights: Alight's CEO talks about solar in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe
Dr. Harald Överholm, CEO and founder of Alight, joins Todd Alexander to talk about the opportunities and challenges in the European solar market. They cover solar PPA demand in Scandinavia and other European regions, which markets are promising for expansion, Alight’s different approach to the market and how that has been received, the process of deploying capital in Europe, the equipment supply chain, Alight’s involvement in energy storage, and more.
Ep218: Debt Workouts and Liability Management Transactions
Eric Daucher, partner in Norton Rose Fulbright’s bankruptcy practice, joins Todd Alexander to talk about debt workouts and liability management transactions, how they are executed and leveraged, their legality, how investors and lenders can avoid litigation, and more.
Ep217: Ampion CEO Discusses Community Solar
Nate Owen, founder and CEO of Ampion, joins Todd Alexander to talk about what Ampion does and the role it plays in managing distributed generation projects. They also discuss the growth of community solar, what challenges community solar still faces, what innovations to expect, and more.
Timely, relevant and expert analysis of topics related to project finance and renewable energy.
Straight from the horses mouth
One of my favorite things about the energy transition is the direct access to people who are in business and their willingness to share their thoughts. This podcast is a great example - nothing but profiles of important players in the business side of the wider effort to save life on earth. I’m not a capitalist but understanding the business environment is critical to my work - thank you for what you all do to bring this info to the public.
Great content. Need better audio/recording
The content is really good. Please figure out audio quality as it is less than par quality. It applies specifically to hosts.