Is the wind generation sector finally ready to reap the rewards of investment grade bond financing?

Plantagie, Jan Willem
June 2005
Power Economics;6/15/2005, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p7
The article discusses whether or not the wind generation sector in Europe is ready to reap the rewards of investment grade bond financing. Wind power has been a popular form of generating electricity for some of Europe's governments, mindful of their commitments to reduce carbon emissions. Following countries like Denmark, Germany and Spain, other European countries are turning to wind power to achieve their targets of reducing carbon emissions. But while wind's freedom from fuel costs appears attractive, it still requires substantial government support to make it compelling to financiers. While the capital markets initial struggle to get comfortable with the regulatory environment, their appetite for wind power financings is now increasing.


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