Over the past few years a visionary change of direction has emerged in the energy industry by moving away from a production of fossil-based energy to the one of a more socially and environmentally responsible green energy. The implementation of this new paradigm – that is the widely accepted evidence that the energy transition should be from now on our top priority – was not achieved effortlessly. Indeed, the year 2015 – during which a wide range of high-profile agreements related to renewable energies took place – allowed stressing the emergency to implement dedicated public policies and raised global awareness towards energy security and the environment. And this is truly what is to understood behind the scenes of the historical agreement of the COP21 : 195 countries finally realizing that by sticking together and by assuming responsibility, things could change for the better. For these reasons, the creation of a virtuous circle in the field is now to witness. There is indeed a rapid growth thanks to improving cost-competitiveness of renewable technologies, a better access to financing, a growing demand for energy in developing and emerging economies combined with the need of having access to modern energies, and above all, the now undeniable widespread certainty that renewables energy are going to shape our future. In 2014, renewable energy provided an estimated 19.2% of global final energy consumption and the growth rate kept scaling up in 2015. This growth occurred in spite of many destabilizing and non-favorable factors, such as the falling prices of fossil fuel or the constant strength of the US dollar, which disadvantage is that it reduces the value of non-dollar investments. Furthermore, political and policy implementation instabilities could have jeopardized this still emerging market and definitely need to be seriously taken into account.
Last but not least, the dynamic of the field in terms of investment and research is highly satisfactory : an increase in the number of large banks active in the renewables sector and an increase in loan size were to witness in 2015 as long as incredible progresses in energy storage development. On top of that, the renewable energy sector provides employment for 8.1 billion people (not including large-scale hydropower).
Hence, we have committed to guiding you throughout the course of your preliminary reflexion regarding any investment you might wish to make in this sector: with Ponderis, you are ensured to get the most sound advices from advisors fully aware of the issues of the field and whose ambitious plans to develop your projects are consistent with today’s energetic reality.