Editor's blog: Risky business

An interesting report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) crossed our desk recently. The EIU spoke to 284 senior-level renewable energy executives about the risks in financing, constructing and operating renewable energy projects, as well as the risk management challenges that the renewable energy industry must confront.

The report concluded that the renewable energy sector needs to improve risk management and access alternative sources of capital, as operational risks rise and Governments cut funding due to the uncertain economic environment. And as we seem to be careering headlong towards a new recession, this conclusion will resonate with many in the renewable industry.

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