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Energy Bonds



Tim Helweg-Larsen
Public Interest Research Centre
Decarbonising
electricity
Requires finance
How do we unlock
capital to invest in
clean energy?
Energy Bonds
How would they
work?
LIFE
Long-term
Investment Fund
for Energy
Benefits
•  Safe, secure investment with healthy returns

•  Brings down cost of renewables

•  Investors hedged against hi...
How much carbon
could they save?
Last year…

£8.5bn Premium Bonds
£14bn ISAs
£80bn Private Pensions
Savings are at an all
time high.
If we assume just
£3bn per year:
UK Year 1 = 3 mtCO2
UK Year 10 > 30 mtCO2
But…
Energy Bonds
could go global
These concepts are
tried & tested

Bonds + Renewables
An idea whose time
has come…
Energy Bonds
Thank you.
energybonds.org.uk
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Energy Bonds

  1. 1. Energy Bonds Tim Helweg-Larsen Public Interest Research Centre
  2. 2. Decarbonising electricity Requires finance
  3. 3. How do we unlock capital to invest in clean energy? Energy Bonds
  4. 4. How would they work?
  5. 5. LIFE Long-term Investment Fund for Energy
  6. 6. Benefits •  Safe, secure investment with healthy returns •  Brings down cost of renewables •  Investors hedged against high prices •  Fosters national support for renewable energy •  Creates jobs •  Front-loads investment for climate safety
  7. 7. How much carbon could they save?
  8. 8. Last year… £8.5bn Premium Bonds £14bn ISAs £80bn Private Pensions
  9. 9. Savings are at an all time high.
  10. 10. If we assume just £3bn per year: UK Year 1 = 3 mtCO2 UK Year 10 > 30 mtCO2
  11. 11. But… Energy Bonds could go global
  12. 12. These concepts are tried & tested Bonds + Renewables
  13. 13. An idea whose time has come… Energy Bonds
  14. 14. Thank you. energybonds.org.uk

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