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How sustainable will the future of finance be?
Transitioning to a carbon-neutral economy will require trillions of investment in renewable energies and new technologies, making financing a key to the energy transition. How does this compare to the current role of energy where fossil resources are still an important and essential part?
The post-COVID-19 recovery period will bring extra challenges and opportunities to this financial transformation of the European economy.
In this course, veteran energy policy expert Bert Stuij takes an in-depth look at the financing of the energy transition and discusses the likely impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and the EU Green Deal.
Topics include: changes in renewable energy financing, new energy market designs and dynamics, cost outlooks and energy price trends, implications of the EU Green Deal, opportunities around decommissioning.
Financial experts from Triodos Bank and other financial companies will contribute their insights during the course.
With climate policies and targets largely in place, the key to the next phase of the global energy transition lies in generating the massive investment needed to accelerate sustainable energy production and distribution and boost energy efficiency.
Energy policy expert Bert Stuij, Vice President Innovation at the Energy Delta Institute (EDI) and Manager National Programmes/Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO, the institution responsible for government financing of sustainable energy in the Netherlands, takes participants on a tour of the energy value chain, with a special focus on the financing and investment requirements of the energy transition.
He discusses how financing is organised, what opportunities exist and how recent developments, such as the EU Green Deal and the COVID-19 crisis, are likely to impact the financing of sustainable energy markets and technologies.
Bert will be joined by financial experts who will contribute their insights to the course. For example, Kay van der Kooi, energy and climate manager at Triodos Bank will give a lecture about new energy market designs & the IEA will talk about Financing Growth & Strategic Ambitions. More lectures will be confirmed.
This course is meant for professionals in the energy and financial sectors who deal with financial aspects of the energy transition:
Bert Stuij (MSc.) is Vice President Innovation at the Energy Delta Institute (EDI) and Manager National Programmes/Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO, a government institution. At EDI, Stuij works on programme development and education with a specific focus on energy transition. At RVO, Stuij is responsible for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy innovation policy. Previously Stuij worked in the private sector for Shell and at various semi-private institutions (Novem) and government agencies (SenterNovem, AgentschapNL).
Kay van der Kooi is client relationship manager Energy & Climate at Triodos Bank. He is responsible for the acquisition and structuring of project finance transactions for renewable energy and climate mitigation projects. Triodos bank is an internationally leading sustainable bank which finances companies, institutions and projects that benefit people and the environment.
Roger Jansen started his career in banking, where he got involved in the energy sector in 1992. In 1994 he initiated Rabobank’s activities in the renewable energy sector. After 16 years of being a banker, he started a financial advisory boutique in 2006, focused on renewable energy. In 2013 he teamed up with his current business partner within Edelweiss Renewables, providing advisory services ranging from development, to contracting, financing and operation of renewable energy projects. Roger is also involved in investment management activities on behalf of investment funds and provides training for renewable energy lending and investments.