A cold snap in Finland has certainly brought fast-starting intermediate power solutions into the spotlight. But it’s way more than a question of how much it costs to keep the saunas running. Andreas Back, senior manager, financial services at Wärtsilä, the Finnish energy and marine technology company, discusses the challenges for the sustainable power and marine sector.
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Northvolt’s latest big-ticket ECA-backed financing has set a benchmark for European gigafactory deals. But can Europe’s green industrial policy keep up with the pace of change in a challenging market for manufacturing startups?
The pause on permitting for some US LNG projects is causing a political stink. But beyond the screams from the fossil fuel lobbyists, what immediate impact on the US LNG project market does it actually have?
It’s still positive, and the benefits of the changes in the OECD Arrangement are already showing, says Angela Perez, head of structured finance at Spanish infrastructure and engineering company, Elecnor. She highlights the amount of patience still needed by EPC companies to get deals completed though.