2021 will be a year of records: In the first six months of the current year, global investments in renewable energies already amounted to $174 billion. This was more than ever before in the first half of a year – despite dampening effects from the Corona pandemic. Total spending on clean energy technologies and efficiency is expected to reach $750 billion this year, the International Energy Agency predicts.
The investment trend is not only likely to continue but could accelerate in some cases – and is also necessary, in the experts' view, to achieve net-zero emissions targets. Because 2021 also shows that despite the rapid expansion of renewable energies, global CO2-emissions are continuing to rise, having fallen in 2020.
Not only the supply, but also the demand for green electricity will continue to grow strongly, driven by political measures for climate protection. The future German government intends to pay particular attention to this. “Therefore, besides the development of projects, a speedy processing of existing and new projects will also be important”, says Markus W. Voigt, CEO of the aream Group.
Therefore, the aream Group has now increased its investment team in this area by two new employees: Marc Cattien graduated with a Master's degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of St.Gallen. He has investment and transaction experience, particularly in the digital infrastructure sector. Previously Cattien was employed at Deutsche Telekom and J.P. Morgan. There he gained extensive experience in M&A transactions and strategy projects. Felix Nosthoff-Horstmann has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Goethe University Frankfurt and international transaction experience in the industrial, financial services and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining aream, Nosthoff-Horstmann worked at the US investment bank Robert W. Baird and at Berenberg, where he was mainly involved in private equity and financial market transactions.
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