Alternative funding opportunities for renewable energy projects

TOMAS GARDFORS AND ANN VESELY | May 6, 2015

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Since the onset of the most recent financial crisis, banks have been subject to greatly increased regulatory supervision and higher capital requirements, leading to pressure to reduce their loan books, particularly in relation to longer term liabilities. This has created a funding gap, especially for developers of infrastructure projects, where shorter-term debt and/or hard refinancing requirements might not be attractive.At the same time, non-bank institutions, such as insurance companies and pension funds, are facing pressures (for example, under Solvency II and other regulatory regimes) to diversify and ensure the profitability of their portfolios and to match investments to their long-term liabilities.

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