Energy World February 2020

Much has been made of the runaway success of offshore wind in recent years, particularly in the UK and Europe. But has the tremendous political and financial enthusiasm for the sector come at the expense of onshore renewables? There's little doubt that subsidy cuts have shaped the landscape in the UK. 

In our first theme, we include two UK articles – one on onshore wind and the other on solar – that look at how falling policy support has impacted both industries, and how they're bouncing back. 

Then, on the international stage, we include an article on the untapped potential of pumped hydropower storage, which can act as a complement to variable output renewable technologies. A piece on the role of biogas in a circular economy completes this month’s renewables feature. 

Our second feature points a spotlight on energy finance and investment. One article looks at why talks on creating carbon markets turned sour at COP25, while another analyses the role of major asset managers in funding the energy transition. 

Finally, specialists from the Green Investment Group explain how data is helping financiers determine which renewable infrastructure might make a worthwhile investment.

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