NextEnergy Capital joins Bloomberg New Energy Finance Leaders

London, November 23rd, 2013 – Aldo Beolchini attends event organised by Bloomberg New Energy Finance

LONDON, November 23 2013: Aldo Beolchini, CFO of NextEnergy Capital, the leading global solar asset manager, joined Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) as a speaker at their 2013 London Leadership Forum.

The event addressed the challenges and opportunities facing clean energy finance in Europe, putting current trends in the context of the broader financing, regulatory and policy environment.

The two-day forum is an annual, invitation-only, executive think tank including 60 leaders from the clean energy sector from a range of utilities, policy-makers and finance providers.

The focus on clean energy projects as an asset class comes against the backdrop of the transformation of the power system, capital constrained utilities, changing regulation and the need to unlock institutional investor participation in the sector.

The event, structured around panel debates, working groups and scenario exercises, tackled areas such as key barriers to investment in clean energy from utilities, developers and financial investors, the role of regulators and policy-makers in ensuring there is enough long-term finance to meet 2020 targets, the best ways to attract investment from long-term institutions into clean energy projects and the opportunities to improve risk mitigation and allocation to encourage investment.
The forum’s findings will be made available in a white paper, setting out recommended courses of action for industry players and policy-makers.

Commenting on NextEnergy Capital’s involvement in the roundtable event, and the UK solar industry, Aldo Beolchini, CFO of NextEnergy Capital, said:
“We are excited about the long-term opportunities available to investors in clean energy, and firmly believe in the underlying fundamentals driving value in areas such as solar energy.”