Guest Lecture with Michael Liebreich - Founder and Chairman of Bloomberg New Energy Finance | University of Oxford

Guest Lecture with Michael Liebreich - Founder and Chairman of Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Michael Liebreich
16:30 - 18:00
Rhodes House
South Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3RG

Milner Hall

Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
Required

The entire global energy system is undergoing profound and rapid change. But while energy policy research often focuses on the economics of energy production, it can often ignore or assume away the importance of both finance and management. Finance questions extend beyond the cost of capital and to topics such as scalable financing structures (e.g. 'green' bonds, yieldcos), capital recycling and refinancing, yield expectations/asset characteristics, portfolio construction, investor engagement, divestment, and capacity bottlenecks (e.g expertise, balance sheet capacity). While management questions might encompass issues such as how incumbent utilities can adapt to energy market transformations, the challenges of scaling renewable energy companies, operational efficiency, and how companies interact with and shape public policy. Michael will cover some of these issues, linking together developments in energy economics with parallel and inter-related changes in energy finance and management. This lecture will be followed by a drinks reception at 6pm.