Delivering green and low-carbon infrastructure: Insights from the private sector

Abstract:

  • The UK government has numerous European, National and Regional pressures to deliver ‘green growth’ in the coming decades. It has committed to billions of pounds of low carbon infrastructure in order to meet its policy ambitions.
  • If channelled correctly, much of this funding and development will come from the private sector; driving forward job creation and productivity within the low-carbon sector.
  • Focusing primarily on urban infrastructure; what will this look like and how might it be funded?
  • This seminar will provide a high-level response to these questions and open to extensive Q&A on the topic.

Bio: 

Alex has a background in clean-tech venture capital and low carbon development. Alex is Investment Manager at Amber Infrastructure.  Amber Infrastructure is the Fund Manager of several sustainable investment vehicles, which match government money with private sector capital to deliver public infrastructure, regeneration and green energy projects across the UK. His specialisms include low carbon investment, regeneration and green energy projects.

Alex has primarily focused on Amber’s successfully deployed EIB-backed ‘JESSICA Funds’, which includes the London Energy Efficiency Fund (LEEF) and the Scottish Partnership for Regeneration in Urban Centres (SPRUCE).  Alex focuses on investment opportunity origination, transaction execution and the oversight of asset management. He is in regular communication with London’s developers and sponsors of regeneration, district heating, energy efficiency and renewables schemes.

Alex joined Amber Infrastructure in 2011 but he has worked in the energy and low carbon arenas for 16 years; across investment, sales and consultancy. He has a degree in Economics (First Class) and a Masters in Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies (Distinction).