EY’s Ben Warren on the renewable attractiveness index

ELN Reporter Priyanka Shrestha talks to Ben Warren, Partner at EY about the latest quarterly Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) report.

Is RWE’s wind project withdrawal a result of ‘policy uncertainty?'

Policy uncertainty in the UK energy industry is hindering investment and could be the reason why the Bristol Channel windfarm was ditched. Analyst Ben Warren, Environmental Finance Leader at EY, said uncertainty in the current energy framework is “widening the time gap” between investors “announcing their intentions and taking action” and he believes that is […]

EY: UK not doing enough to win long-term renewable investors

Britain has risen one spot to fourth in the latest ranking of the most attractive countries for investment in renewable energy, however, the Government is being urged to do more to boost the sector. According to the EY’s latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices (RECAI), the UK moved up one place due to “revised electricity […]

UK losing chance to be “safe harbour” for renewables

The UK is losing out on the chance to be a “safe harbour” for renewable energy in Europe, according to a new report on the sector released by Ernst&Young today. Delays to the Energy Bill because of political infighting risk squandering the country’s “promising prospects”, suggests the analysts’ tenth anniversary edition of its Renewable Energy […]

Political infighting ‘damaged’ UK’s investment attractiveness

The lack of consistency and political miscommunication over key energy reforms has “damaged” the UK’s position as an attractive place for renewable energy investment. In its latest quarterly global report ‘Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices’ (CAI), experts at Ernst & Young said the UK has dropped to sixth place, topped by China, Germany and the […]

Exclusive: Ernst & Young’s Renewables Attractiveness Index

How is the global renewable sector faring for investment? Is the DECC/Treasury clash affecting UK renewables? How are BRIC nations getting on with green energy? In an exclusive interview, Ben Warren of Ernst & Young talks through some of the headline trends in the firm’s latest Renewable Energy Countries Attractiveness Indices report, released today.

Renewable targets for 2020 “will not be met”

Renewable targets for 2020 “will not be met” by many nations around the globe. That’s according to the latest renewable energy ‘Country Attractiveness Indices’ (CAI) report from Ernst & Young released today, which rates the UK as the fifth most attractive place for investors in green energy, topped by China, the USA, Germany and India. But […]

Global trends for renewables

Ben Warren, Energy and Environment Finance Leader at Ernst & Young discusses global trends for renewables.

Slowdown in global renewable investment

Investment in clean energy hit its weakest point at the beginning of 2012 since the depth of the financial crisis three years ago. New figures from Ernst & Young suggest the on-going Eurozone debt crisis is denting the attractiveness of renewables. The global slowdown comes despite the record year for investment in renewables in 2011, […]

UK ranked fifth in new energy outlook report

The UK has climbed into fifth position in the new energy outlook forecast, which ranks 40 countries in order of their attractiveness in renewable energy. The Country Attractiveness Indices report carried out by Ernst & Young shows several offshore wind projects that are currently in the pipeline. This includes a £4.5 billion investment for a […]