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Financing Renewables: The impact of risks

Energy, climate change and the environment

CEPS Conference Room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is free of charge.

CEPS Event

Financing Renewables: The impact of risks


"What risks are influencing investments in renewable energy? How do these differ between EU member states? How can policies be used in order to reduce these risks and stimulate investments?"

3rd DIACORE-CEPS Policy Workshop

Thursday 21 May 2015 – 13:00 to 17:00

The DIACORE project started in April 2013 and is carried out under the Intelligent Energy – Europe programme. The webinar will focus on a common methodology to assess the costs and benefits of deploying renewables in the EU member states. Such an assessment should be based on clear definitions and transparent methodologies in order to avoid sending misleading messages and to allow for a thorough comparison of the effects of different RES deployment pathways.

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Renewables in the EU: Costs and benefits of developing RES, Mario Ragwitz, Fraunhofer ISI

Goal: World leader in renewable energy, Tom Howes, European Commission

Comparison of cost of capital in 20 EU MS, Robert Bruckmann, eclareon

Mitigating risks to enhace RES investments, Paul Noothout, Ecofys

The impact of changed support schemes on the cost of capital, Barbara Breitschopf, Fraunhofer ISI

Christian Egenhofer Christian Egenhofer
Christian Egenhofer

Associate Senior Research Fellow

Speakers list
Mario Ragwitz

Deputy Head of Competence Center on Energy Policy and Energy Markets, Coordinator of Business Unit Renewable Energies, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research

Tom Howes

Head of Unit, DG Energy, European Commission

Paul Noothout

Consultant, Ecofys

Robert Brückmann

Head of Department, Eclareon

Barbara Breitschopf

Senior Researcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research