European energy ministers and industry leaders are meeting in London next month to discuss key issues of finance critical to the deployment of renewable energy.

The cost implications of clean energy and where the money will come from to achieve drastic emissions reductions remains a big question.

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Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, UK, Lykke Friis, Minister for Climate and Energy, Denmark, Pedro Marin, Secretary of State for Energy, Spain, and Carlos Zorrinho, Vice Minister for Energy and Innovation, Portugal will all be giving keynote addresses on Oct 19, 2010.

The ministers will then be joined by future energy movers and shakers from industry and leading NGOs in a fast-paced and exciting debate, chaired by CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick, looking at key regulatory areas and commercialising clean energy. Thomas Dalsgaard, Vice President, DONG Energy, Gilles Vermot-Desroches, Sustainable Development Senior VP, Schneider Electric and Matthew Chinn, Managing Director Energy Sector, UK and North West Europe, Siemens are amongst those representing the highest level of European energy executives. Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International and David Nussbaum, CEO, WWF-UK, critical public opinion influencers, are expected to give strong opinions on the status of renewable energy and financing in Europe.

“Where is the money coming from to fund the new energy revolution?” asks Jo Tyler, Event Director, European Future Energy Forum. “We’re coming to London to find answers”.

Core financing sessions will continue on Oct 20, with four intensive panel discussions with Europe’s renewable energy experts and financiers starting with ‘Financing London Array: Masdar’s leading approach’ will be presented by Tushita Ranchan, Senior Adviser, Masdar.

This session, will be followed by ‘Low carbon financing across Europe-the state of play’ will look at trends in renewable mergers and acquisitions, building consortia and the UK Green Investment Bank, chaired by Ben Caldecott, Head of UK and EU Climate Change Policy, Climate Change Capital. Panelists include Gregory Barker, Minister for Energy, Department for Energy & Climate Change, UK, Richard Simon-Lewis, Senior Director – Renewable Energy, Lloyds Banking Group and Alexander O’Cinneide, Director Masdar Clean Tech Fund.

When asked about the European Future Energy Forum, Masdar’s O’Cinneide said “London is important for us given its position as a European financial capital. We want to help environmental companies; we want to be a provider of capital to the most interesting cleantech companies in the UK and in general in Europe.

The ‘EU Policy, Regulation and Finance’ session will be one of the first public discussions by the European Commission of the National Renewable Energy Action Plans, submitted by member states this summer. This session will review the policy, regulatory and financial implications of executing these plans, including notable trends, financial attractiveness and what’s working in practice. Philip Lowe, Director-General Energy, European Commission will be joined by Christine Lins, Secretary-General, EREC (European Renewable Energy Council) and Nick Gardiner, Director Renewables, BNP Paribas Fortis for this 90 minute discussion.

Finally, the ‘Assessing private institutional capital for low carbon investments’ session will discuss institutional investor appetite, investment strategies working best in the markets and the fundraising climate for renewables and cleantech. Chaired by Tom Murley, Head of Renewable Energy Team, HgCapital, the panel will include Shaun Kingsbury, Partner, Hudson Clean Energy, Chris Hunt, Managing Director, Riverstone Renewables, Shai Weiss, Partner, Virgin Green Fund and David Russell, Co-Head Responsible Investment, USS.

Alongside the conference, EFEF 2010 will feature a prestigious exhibition that will accommodate thousands of visitors and offer up to 200 of the region’s leading renewable energy suppliers, space to demonstrate solutions and business opportunities for the environmental technology market.

The exhibition hall is also the meeting place for round table sessions, networking lunches, refreshment breaks and private business meetings. There are limited stands still available. See www.EuropeanFutureEnergyForum.com for further details and the full conference programme or contact the team on info@EuropeanFutureEnergyForum.com

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Request for Collaboration in Albania, Macedonia/Balkan-Europe: +500 MW Windpower investment opportunities, Hydropower of which 29 stations sold to Western Investors & more available with +1B€ business plans + CER's. Finders fee!

    Some 3 years ago, I've been going up and down to Albania to give workshops on the "How to make money and generate sustainable jobs thanks to the Kyoto Protocol." a.o. for some high ranked Albanian politicians.

    We are a small multi-disciplinary team of Western and Albanian consultants – a Professor doctor, a CO2e-consultant, a Lawyer, an Dr. Ir. HPP manager and an Auditor – that managed to bring one of the first foreign investment groups to Albania in 2009 to invest in HydroPower. Since then, over 10 more concessions have been bought by Western HPP Investors.

    One of the breaktrhoughs why some Western companies and investors started investing in the Albanian renewable energy opportunities, are the start of the construction of an undersea power cable to Italy, and connectivity to the surrounding countries, lead by CEZ (Czech Power Company), a Swiss lead investment group, payment guarantees backed-up by several institutions, the application for EU-accession, the fact that these projects qualify for CER-CO2e certificate generation under the CDM-Clean Development Mechanism. These CER’s are imho the “money” for and in the Low Carbon Economy and are used by groups to force their way into not always so friendly take-overs in groups that need these CO2e-certificates.

    One of us has a long standing relation as a professor who set-up exchange programs between his University in Italy and the University of Tirana. Many of the Albanian today elite were trained in these exchange programs. It is via this way that we can offer very good contacts, only with law-obedient people as the business is lucrative enough and too beautifull to have it squandered by idiots. Since we were the first to bring a Western investor to Albania, we are taken very seriously by the Albanian Government and banking sector.

    We propose to advance in a phased confidence building approach: please first come over to Albania, meet our team and have all your questions answered by the relevant ministries, bank manager, EU/World Bank Guarantee mechanisms, etc. DIRECTLY, have a look at the business plans/feasibility studies! When you have decided to go forward, we can assist you from A to Z and it is our wish you will find us trustworthy and competent to become your core-team here for the region. From doing pre-studies, to hiring a team that will build, own, operate and transfer the technology eventually or buy-out finished or projects that are under construction. For the companies we have accompanied, we managed to do the following in 1 day:

    arrive in Tirana, meet with the notary and the bank director, set-up the special purpose company, transfer the money and obtain a proof of funds to show to the government and to qualify for acquisition of concessions. In parallell, go to the ministries, obtain the concessions and permissions to construct and operate the wind or water-power, transfer them into the Special Purpose Company so you have full ownership, fly back home with one of the 7 airline companies now flying to Tirana to report to the home-front you now own a HPP or Windpower concession.

    To verify one or the other: http://www.********************.com and in the search function, insert Albania to get a list and idea of the dynamics that is going on in Albania. Albania is probably the closest CDM country to Europe, completely surrounded by (soon to be) European countries, hence limited in risk versus Brasil, Russia, India, China and some other Tiger countries and regions. Combined with the magnitude of the renewable energy projects in the Albanian-Macedonia-Balkan region. For this reason I think it is valid to have it on your radar.

    We would ask a market conform 2% comission on the total investment volume we help to acquire and market conform consulting fees. Albanians do expect you to come to Albania to show you are serious, together with 6.500 € for our 1st consulting and introductions. If we cannot proof our claims, we'll pay you back your expenses and visa versa.

    FYI: Some groups, responsible of large sums and limited number of people they trust are looking out for projects that can absorb large amounts of money. The projects mentioned here can absorb far over 1B € in the next 10 years. There is no experience in the region with M&A’s, bringing shells to the market, IPO’s, raising money via emitting bonds. And these are techniques you and Tri-Continental are mastering. I think, that if it is true that you are managing a large amount of money and you have a mandate to go ahead in developing projects, we are worthy to extend and become your team in and for this region. We all speak English and the local languages, can proof our competences have been used by a Western HPP company, we are very well organised via Virtual Offices over the web.

    Looking forward to your replies and confirmation of the good reception of this email,

    Post Grad. Eng. Sven AERTS – Leadership and Business Developer for the Low Carbon Economy – Brussels & Tirana Office

    Skype: SvenAERTS

    Fix: + 32 2 7 876 7 21

  2. Request for Collaboration in Albania: +500 MW Windpower investment opportunities, Hydropower of which 29 stations sold to Western Investors & more available with +1B€ business plans. Finders fee!

    Some 3 years ago, I've been going up and down to Albania to give workshops on the "How to make money and generate sustainable jobs thanks to the Kyoto Protocol." a.o. for some high ranked Albanian politicians.

    We are a small multi-disciplinary team of Western and Albanian consultants – a Professor doctor, a CO2e-consultant, a Lawyer, an Dr. Ir. HPP manager, Albanian Ir. Constructing company and an Auditor – that managed to bring one of the first foreign investment groups to Albania in 2009 to invest in HydroPower. Since then, over 10 more concessions have been bought by Western HPP Investors.

    One of the breaktrhoughs why some Western companies and investors started investing in the Albanian renewable energy opportunities, are the start of the construction of an undersea power cable to Italy, and connectivity to the surrounding countries, lead by CEZ (Czech Power Company), a Swiss lead investment group, payment guarantees backed-up by several institutions, the application for EU-accession, the fact that these projects qualify for CER-CO2e certificate generation under the CDM-Clean Development Mechanism. These CER’s are imho the “money” for and in the Low Carbon Economy and are used by groups to force their way into not always so friendly take-overs in groups that need these CO2e-certificates.

    One of us has a long standing relation as a professor who set-up exchange programs between his University in Italy and the University of Tirana. Many of the Albanian today elite were trained in these exchange programs. It is via this way that we can offer very good contacts, only with law-obedient people as the business is lucrative enough and too beautifull to have it squandered by idiots. Since we were the first to bring a Western investor to Albania, we are taken very seriously by the Albanian Government and banking sector.

    We propose to advance in a phased confidence building approach: please first come over to Albania, meet our team and have all your questions answered by the relevant ministries, bank manager, EU/World Bank Guarantee mechanisms, etc. DIRECTLY, have a look at the business plans/feasibility studies! When you have decided to go forward, we can assist you from A to Z and it is our wish you will find us trustworthy and competent to become your core-team here for the region. From doing pre-studies, to hiring a team that will build, own, operate and transfer the technology eventually or buy-out finished or projects that are under construction. For the companies we have accompanied, we managed to do the following in 1 day:

    arrive in Tirana, meet with the notary and the bank director, set-up the special purpose company, transfer the money and obtain a proof of funds to show to the government and to qualify for acquisition of concessions. In parallell, go to the ministries, obtain the concessions and permissions to construct and operate the wind or water-power, transfer them into the Special Purpose Company so you have full ownership, fly back home with one of the 7 airline companies now flying to Tirana to report to the home-front you now own a HPP or Windpower concession.

    To verify one or the other: http://www.********************.com and in the search function, insert Albania to get a list and idea of the dynamics that is going on in Albania. Albania is probably the closest CDM country to Europe, completely surrounded by (soon to be) European countries, hence limited in risk versus Brasil, Russia, India, China and some other Tiger countries and regions. Combined with the magnitude of the renewable energy projects in the Albanian-Macedonia-Balkan region. For this reason I think it is valid to have it on your radar.

    We would ask a market conform 2% comission on the total investment volume we help to acquire and market conform consulting fees. Albanians do expect you to come to Albania to show you are serious, together with 6.500 € for our 1st consulting and introductions. If we cannot proof our claims, we'll pay you back your expenses and visa versa.

    FYI: Some groups, responsible of large sums and limited number of people they trust are looking out for projects that can absorb large amounts of money. The projects mentioned here can absorb far over 1B € in the next 10 years. There is no experience in the region with M&A’s, bringing shells to the market, IPO’s, raising money via emitting bonds. And these are techniques you and Tri-Continental are mastering. I think, that if it is true that you are managing a large amount of money and you have a mandate to go ahead in developing projects, we are worthy to extend and become your team in and for this region. We all speak English and the local languages, can proof our competences have been used by a Western HPP company, we are very well organised via Virtual Offices over the web.

    Looking forward to your replies and confirmation of the good reception of this email,

    Post Grad. Eng. Sven AERTS – Leadership and Business Developer for the Low Carbon Economy – Brussels & Tirana Office

    Skype: SvenAERTS

    Fix: + 32 2 7 876 7 21