Financing the Energy Transition – The Gigafactory Build-out

Batteries are essential for powering low-carbon technologies, facilitating the shift from internal-combustion-engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) and enabling storage of renewable energy. It comes as no surprise then that the energy transition is causing the global demand for batteries to grow at an unprecedented rate, with a projected 14-fold increase between now and … Read more

Financing the Energy Transition – Critical Minerals Processing

Introduction The transition to cleaner technologies such as solar and wind power, battery storage and electric vehicles has prompted a global surge in forecast demand for critical minerals over the coming years. The need to increase exploration, extraction and recycling of critical minerals is mostly understood. However, questions of the security of the wider critical … Read more

Hydrogen – point 2 of the UK Government’s Ten Point Plan

Hydrogen is one of the ten points in the UK Government’s new plan for a “green industrial revolution” revealed on 18 November 2020. In 2021, the Government’s hydrogen strategy will be published which will set out business models and the revenue mechanism for private sector investment. There will also be a consultation on the Government’s … Read more