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David Millar, Wartsila Energy

David Millar Focuses on United States Energy Markets After the Inflation Reduction Act

David Millar is the Principal of Markets, Legislative and Regulatory Policy at Wärtsilä Energy, a Finnish energy company that claims to “lead the transition to a 100% renewable energy future”. In a recent talk at CBEY, Millar highlighted three trends to watch within the energy markets related to Distributed Energy...
Solar Farm in Mountains

Explainer: How Does the Inflation Reduction Act Relieve Doubts About Clean Energy Tax Credits?

Most investment in solar and wind power involves drawing cash from investors who use those technologies' tax credits. The Inflation Reduction Act removes some barriers and doubts about the tax credits, signaling a rise in their use. But nothing is ever simple, and investors are bringing vital questions about timing...
This photo of Arkabutla Lake, Mississippi evokes a hydropower project this fund has staked.

This photo of Arkabutla Lake, Mississippi evokes a hydropower project this fund has staked. (Photo by Sean Davis via Flickr Creative Commons.)

Policy Pinpoint: Bring a Flashlight on a Camping Trip

The Inflation Reduction Act blazes miles upon miles of trail with clear markers in what had been overgrown backcountry. And the inconclusive recent climate negotiations that the United Nations sponsored in Egypt work as charcoal-gray clouds overhead. Where are attentive capitalists placing investment now that scale is possible and challenges...
Avangrid CEO Pedro Azagra Blazquez

AVANGRID's CEO Sees American Ingenuity Rising With the Inflation Reduction Act

In this video, AVANGRID CEO Pedro Azagra Blazquez frames his perspective on investment opportunities after the United States Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act. He also weighs in on Europe's investment climate, the outlook for hydrogen as a fossil-free energy source, and other topics where this European-based corporation sees the...
Agrivoltaic projects, where solar panels create shade and revenue for farmers, suggest one compelling development model.

This photo of Jack's Solar Garden and its agrivoltaic plans comes from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 

Policy Pinpoint: Re-Charge for a Heavy Responsibility

Now that the Inflation Reduction Act's incentives operate as American law, it will take compromise and conciliation to make the investments that meet those incentives succeed and endure. Let's revisit our metaphors.

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