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March 31, 2020

Will PG&E be forced to turn to PPAs to get a bankruptcy exit plan confirmed?

As originally posted in Utility Dive on March 31, 2020...

March 6, 2020

PODCAST: In Celebration of Women’s History Month, Get to Know Britta Von Oesen

Britta von Oesen, Managing Director at CohnReznick Capital, sheds light on motivation, the keys to building a successful advisory practice, and critical advice for renewable energy clients....

January 2, 2020

The Year In Renewables Financing Trends and Looking Ahead to 2020

It was a good year for renewable energy. Declining prices and increased demand are expected to continue driving the growth of wind and solar over the next five years. In 2019, this thirst for renewables saw large institutional investors and commercial/industrial buyers actively seeking new projects ...

November 25, 2019

The Changing Dynamics of Renewable Asset Sell-Downs

Asset sell-downs are nothing new in the renewable energy industry. But as the scale and number of renewable projects have grown, the appetite for buying and selling major stakes in U.S. solar and wind projects has also increased....

August 6, 2019

Financing Considerations for Commercial Solar into 2020 and Beyond

In this white paper, we discuss the challenges associated with tax equity financing, ways to navigate the coming Investment Tax Credit stepdown, and how to evaluate solar projects when paired with energy storage....

May 8, 2019

In New Challenge for California’s Utilities, Rating Agency Warms to Community Aggregators

Investment grade credit ratings are “really positive news for renewables,” said Britta von Oesen, managing director and head of the San Francisco office at CohnReznick Capital, in a recent article published by Greentech Media....

May 7, 2019

The Real Art of the Deal: How to Negotiate Billions in Renewables Projects

In this podcast, we examine how empathy can translate into billions of dollars in cash and push renewables further into the mainstream. ...

April 15, 2019

2019 Trends in Utility Renewable Energy Financing

Interest among utilities in owning wind and solar assets is steadily growing, and the mechanisms for building and acquiring renewables are quickly evolving. ...

March 12, 2019

How renewable energy providers can prepare for PG&E’s bankruptcy

by Jeffrey R. Manning Despite its negative connotation, scores of America’s largest corporations including Texaco, WorldCom, Chrysler and General Motors, have successfully turned to Chapter 11 bankruptcy over the years to execute a financial and operating restructuring, ultimately emerging as ...

February 19, 2019

‘Let’s tackle the risks and kick-start New York community solar’

The state’s ambitious climate targets have yet to spur widespread local deployment, but that could change by Britta von Oesen & Goksenin Ozturkeri Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a legislative goal to achieve a 100% carbon-neutral electricity supply for New York State by 2040, and rec...

November 21, 2018

Wall of Money in US Renewables: Understanding the Implications

Written by John Richardson, our Vice President of Business Development Article originally appeared in Infrastructure Investor on November 20, 2018 US renewable energy deal watchers have witnessed a tremendous uptick in the supply of attractively priced capital. For long time participants, this selle...

June 18, 2018

U.S. Wind Energy Outlook – Project Finance, M&A and Capital Markets

The U.S. wind energy industry is poised for an aggressive upward trajectory over the next 5-10 years, driven by ambitious announcements in offshore wind and buoyed by sustained interest in onshore developments. Major capital investment will be targeting U.S. wind assets and projects in the very nea...

January 30, 2018

2018 Outlook: Resilient Investors Cautiously Optimistic for New Year

The uncertainty surrounding tax reform kept many U.S. renewables investors in “wait-and-see” mode throughout 2017. Those brave enough to push forward despite the political backdrop did so vigilantly...

December 20, 2017

Tis’ the Season: The Sea Change Continues

The sea change in consumer behavior to a strong preference for online shopping continues to put pressure on traditional brick and mortar retailers....

May 15, 2017

Sun War: Suniva vs. The World

On April 26, 2017, Suniva, a Georgia-headquartered solar cell and module manufacturer, filed a Section 201 Safeguard Petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). Suniva’s petition requested relief from all crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells – whether or not assembled...

May 18, 2016

RBL: Redeterminations Different In 2016

Many factors go into a lender's decision to adjust borrowing bases for E&P companies during redetermination periods....

January 6, 2016

Wind Investors, The Time to Act Is Now: Part II

This is the second in a two-part series....

June 30, 2015

Quandaries in Oil & Gas: A Capital Markets Perspective

By Rob Sternthal, President, CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities For the last five years, our team at CohnReznick Capital Markets has focused on providing financial advisory services to stakeholders in the Renewable Energy Sector.  Given the several billion dollars in assets that we have thus fa...


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