FT Global Renewable Energy Summit 2013

The renewables industry has reached a fundamentally new stage in its development. The cost of some renewable technologies - wind and solar in particular - has fallen to a level which has seen them become cost competitive with fossil fuels in some markets. A growing number of countries are adopting policies to encourage the growth of renewables, and the industry is attracting a new class of investor more commonly attracted to the stable returns of traditional infrastructure investments. The focus is now on the challenges ahead, on the need to attract new sources of finance, to create the interconnections which will deflect the criticism of intermittency which has dogged the sector, and convince industry detractors that renewables are both affordable, and can play a pivotal role in the world’s energy future. 

The Financial Times Global Renewable Energy Summit: Transforming the Energy Paradigm brings together leading renewable company and utility leaders, government decision makers, economists, financiers and investors to discover how the economic, financial and political framework for renewables is evolving, and to assess the implications of growing renewable deployment for the future shape of the energy industry.

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Speakers include:

Adnan Z. Amin
Director General, the International Renewable Energy Agency

Luca Bettonte
Chief Executive 
Officer, ERG
  Steve Howard 

Officer, IKEA Group

Paul Appleby
Head of Energy Economics
Francesco Starace
Chief Executive Officer, Enel Green Power

Dr Thiemo Gropp
Co-Founder and Director, DESERTEC Foundation
  Paul Coffey
Chief Operating Officer, RWE Innogy
  Nick Butler
Visiting Professor and Chair, King’s Policy Institute, King’s College London
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