Navigating the Energy System Transition – Episode 5
In the fifth episode of our podcast ‘Navigating the Energy System Transition’ we have a very interesting chat with Mark Henderson Chief Investment Officer at Gridserve Sustainable Energy Limited. Mark Share’s his wealth of experience on financing green and local energy projects. We discuss the challenges of financing the typically capital intensive projects needed to enable the energy system transition. In particular we discuss the relative benefits of developing projects based on merchant risk vs. subsidies. We then look at the challenges of financing local energy projects, and how imaginative solutions could get more such projects built. We finish off by considering which new technologies and getting energy sector financiers excited.