May 19, 2022
Yesterday leading renewable energy institutions, companies and experts gathered at the fDi Renewable Energy Forum, organized by fDi Intelligence, to discuss the role of foreign direct investment in the shift to renewable and sustainable energy resources. On the occasion, Enel Foundation and fDi Intelligence unveiled the Switch Report, a joint study that displays the latest investment trends in renewable energy and green technologies and gauges the impact of shifting FDI flows on geopolitical chessboards.
As the need for a clean energy investment surge is greater than ever today, the research opens a dialogue about the latest overarching FDIs trends: while transition to solar and wind energy eclipses consumption of fossil fuels and new global players emerge in the global scene, innovative technologies, such as batteries and green hydrogen, are catalysing further change.
The panel discussion dissected the report’s key findings, highlighting the US and Europe’s consistently strong performance, whilst pinpointing regions and countries of greatest investment potential. How have European nations established themselves as global top players for renewable energy? To what extent do robust regulatory frameworks pave the way for progress in countries such as Chile and Australia? What strategies and regulatory frameworks should be adopted to reduce the roadblocks that stand in the way of exploring untapped renewable resources? Do our experts forecast further developments in the renewables market, in a world that needs to enhance energy security while limiting global warming to 1.5 °C?
Download the Report here.
The event was held online and attended by keynote speakers, including Carlo Papa and Nicolò Sartori, Managing Director and Senior Researcher at Enel Foundation; Jacopo Dettoni and Seth O’Farrell, Editor and Global Investment Reporter, fDi Intelligence; Enrique de las Morenas, Head of Competitive Intelligence, Market Studies and Strategic Analysis at Enel; Alessandro Terzulli, Chief Economist of SACE; and Dr. Paolo Frankl, Head of Renewable Energy Division, IEA. Silvia Pavoni, Editor, Sustainable Views moderated the session, that was wrapped up by Claudio Huepe Minoletti Chilean Energy Minister.