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Renewables 2.0: Opportunities in renewables in a post-subsidy world

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By Duncan Ritchie; Dr. Kornelia Stycz

Substantial flows of investment into renewables have brought about significant
reductions in the cost of delivered energy, while simultaneously increasing the penetration
of renewables in most markets. These developments herald the rise of Renewables ‘2.0’, a
post-subsidy world for investment in renewable energy. Duncan Ritchie and Kornelia Stycz of
Apricum explore the opportunities in corporate PPAs and hybrid renewable energy systems in the
context of the Renewables 2.0 energy transition

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