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Renewable energy country attractiveness index

Feature: From black gold to green power

Many of the world’s largest oil companies are once again investing in renewable energy assets.

Feature: Rates on the rise

With interest rates on the turn, the time of cheap capital may be coming to an end for renewables developers.

Key country developments

A summary of the latest country-specific, transaction and investment highlights.

EY - Asset performance

Ben Warren
RECAI Chief Editor


Ben Warren, RECAI Chief Editor

Rising interest rates and the end of quantitative easing are set to raise the cost and reduce the flow of the cheap capital that has underwritten the dramatic roll-out of renewable energy capacity over recent years.

At the same time, government subsidies for clean power are being reduced or eliminated around the world. It also finds that the plunging cost of battery technology is increasingly enabling the cost-effective pairing of storage with wind and solar, providing clean dispatchable power, while standalone batteries are proving able to compete on price with open cycle gas plants in providing flexible demand response services.

Wherever we look, we see growing evidence of the maturity of the renewable energy sector. A few years ago, cuts to subsidies, import tariffs and rising interest rates would blow down the industry. Today, they create headwinds, but no hurricanes.

From black gold to green power

EY - From black gold to green power

Many of the world’s largest oil companies are, once again, investing in renewable energy assets. This time, they appear to be here to stay. Over recent months, several of the world’s largest oil companies have been busy acquiring a variety of companies and projects that have nothing to do with extracting, refining or distributing hydrocarbons – but which are set to thrive in the low-carbon transition.

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Insight: Betting on blockchain

EY - Insight: Betting on blockchain

Blockchain has the potential to transform how renewable and distributed energy is managed and traded. However, the technology is not without its challenges. Samuel Pachoud explains how it might be deployed and how incumbents can prepare.

Insight: Rates on the rise

EY - Insight: Rates on the rise

For renewable energy developers seeking financing, it has been a time of plenty: with considerable demand among investors for renewable energy assets, there has been plenty of capital available — and often at attractive terms. What does this mean for the sector?


EY - RECAI Index

China has remained at the top of the index, with the United States and Germany overtaking India and completing the top three. Ireland and Taiwan are the biggest movers seeing a surge in renewables activity. View the latest scores.

Contact the RECAI team

EY - Ben Warren

Ben Warren

RECAI Chief Editor
Global Power & Utilities Corporate Finance Leader
UK&I Energy & Infrastructure Corporate Finance Leader
+44 20 7981 6024
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Phil Dominy

RECAI Chief Advisor
Assistant Director, Energy & Infrastructure Corporate Finance
+44 13 9228 4499
EY - Ian Headley

Ian Headley

Research & Model Lead
Analyst, Energy & Infrastructure Corporate Finance
+44 20 7980 9623
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Matt Rennie

RECAI Leadership Sponsor
Global Power & Utilities Transactions Leader
+61 439 670 765
EY - Michael Curtis

Michael Curtis

Global Media Relations, Energy
+44 20 7980 0454
EY - Joni Craigie

Joni Craigie

RECAI project manager
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