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Cubico’s David Swindin on Investing in Greece

We spoke to David Swindin, Cubico's head of EMEA, to find out how wind and solar auctions have been changing the Greek market, and his view on the country's investment credentials.

14MW giant shows the way for Siemens spin-off

German giant Siemens is pressing ahead with the spin-off of its power and gas operations despite the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Can investors trust Germany on distance laws?

On Monday, the ruling coalition of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats agreed to drop the idea of a national 1km distance rule for onshore wind.

How attractive is wind investment in the G20?

This week, law firm Ashurst has published a report, ‘Powering Change’, which shares the views of 2,090 executives in the G20 about the energy transition.

Giants must prove net zero isn’t a fad

Have you ever written? Then you’ll know the rule of three.

Warning! Covid green impacts incoming

Governments have a unique opportunity to super-charge the wind industry. But will they have the confidence to take it?

How can we make floating wind bankable?

In 1991, the first offshore wind turbines were built in front of the Danish town Vindeby. It then took ten years to build a first commercial-size project, and five more years before private banks were able to take construction risk on a non-recourse basis, financing the Q7 project in the Netherlands.

Recession vs depression: investment experts discuss the great lockdown

On Thursday 9th April, we were joined by a panel of experts to discuss that question and others in our inaugural webinar, ‘How will a Covid-led recession affect wind in 2020?’

How is force majeure affecting you?

Have you heard the phrase ‘jingle post’? I hadn’t until the 2008 crash.

Strong 2019 figures mask market weakness

Good morning. Our regular readers will know that I don’t usually start analysis pieces so formally. But these are strange times and, if you’re like me, craziness is setting in.