A podcast about project finance, renewable energy & more

Bonus: An Interview with Governor Pataki

In this special bonus episode, Governor Pataki discusses his political views and influences, what motivates him, and his advice for the next generation.

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Ep11: Governor Pataki’s Perspective on Energy and Infrastructure


In this episode, we’re joined by the 53rd Governor of New York state, George E. Pataki, to discuss his views on the future of energy and infrastructure under the Trump administration.

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Ep10: How US Tax Reform Could Affect Renewables


As the Trump administration and the Republican Congress continue to work on corporate tax reform, we speak to Keith Martin, partner in the Washington, DC office and co-head of the project finance group, to walk us through some of the proposals and their potential effects on the US renewable energy industry.

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Ep9: My Favorite Project, Part One



Four project finance lawyers talk about their favorite projects in this episode. From racking up frequent flyer miles traveling the world, to bringing a project to a war torn country, to only sleeping for 13 hours in an entire week, Todd Alexander, Doug Fried and William Nicholson talk about some of the highlights of their careers. Continue reading “Ep9: My Favorite Project, Part One”

Ep8: Tax Equity 101


nicholsonwilliam_hiresTax equity transactions have been a mainstay of financing renewable energy projects in the US. William Nicholson, associate in the New York office, joins us to give a primer on how these transactions are structured and key considerations that developers and investors should keep in mind.  Continue reading “Ep8: Tax Equity 101”

Ep7: 2017 Renewable Energy Outlook

alexandertodd_web2The renewable energy industry saw a tremendous amount of success in 2016, but the new year brings some uncertainty, both in the US and abroad. In this episode, we speak to Todd Alexander, partner in Chadbourne’s New York office, to discuss why he thinks 2017 will be continue to bring success to the industry.

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Bonus: Cost of Capital: 2017 Outlook

It is the start of a new year. The Trump presidency and the likelihood of corporate tax reform have added an element of unpredictability. On January 17, 2017 Chadbourne hosted a webinar among a group of project finance industry veterans about what to expect in the year ahead for tax equity, bank and term loan B debt and project bonds. Continue reading “Bonus: Cost of Capital: 2017 Outlook”

Ep6: Africa: Opportunities, Challenges and the Effects of a Trump Administration


There is a tremendous amount of opportunity for energy and infrastructure development in Africa. In this episode, we speak to Chadbourne partner Ikenna Emehelu to discuss opportunities, challenges, the future of the Electrify Africa Act, and what a Trump administration means for the African energy and infrastructure market.

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Ep5: Lessons From the SunEdison Bankruptcy

riverachristy_web2The bankruptcy of solar power developer SunEdison has been one of the most discussed topics of the US renewable energy market in 2016. Christy Rivera, partner in Chadbourne’s bankruptcy group, joins us to discuss outcomes, surprises and lessons learned from SunEdison’s bankruptcy filing.



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