Plugging the green finance gap

With banks nursing bruised balance sheets, green energy groups have been forced to find a new route to funding.

Clean energy projects in Europe are increasingly turning to export credits to plug a financing gap, a valuable sticking plaster as some banks desert the sector due to the global economic crisis.

Government export credit agencies (ECAs) boost deals either through direct project lending or loan insurance, and supplied new business worth over $800 billion last year, according to the Berne Union trade association.


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