PRESS RELEASE - Liebreich Joins SDCL as Senior Advisor
PRESS RELEASE - Liebreich Joins SDCL as Senior Advisor
02/10/2018
SDCL

Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) is delighted to announce that Michael Liebreich has joined SDCL as a Senior Advisor, effective immediately.

Michael is Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates, through which he conducts speaking and advisory assignments. He is also Senior Contributor to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world’s leading provider of information on clean energy and transportation, which he founded in 2004 and sold to Bloomberg LP in 2009. He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College’s Energy Futures Lab. He serves on the UK Department for International Trade’s Capital Investment Advisory Board, and until recently was a board member of Transport for London.

Michael Liebreich said: “SDCL is at the forefront of some of today’s most exciting developments in energy and transport. Cheap generation of clean electricity is colliding with ubiquitous computing, communications, machine learning and financial processing to create unprecedented opportunities for companies to minimise energy costs and improve resilience while reducing their climate impact. SDCL is a world leader in bringing these solutions to market, and I very much look forward to helping them accelerate their growth.”

Jonathan Maxwell, Founder and Chief Executive of SDCL, said: “I am extremely excited to welcome Michael, a truly outstanding leader in the clean energy finance business, to our team. Michael’s expertise, vision and amazing network will help us drive our rapidly growing business, which is focused on efficient and decentralised generation and management of energy. So far we have developed and invested in hundreds of millions of pounds worth of projects; we believe we can grow by an order of magnitude.”

For more information:

Jo Jagger
Liebreich Associates
jo@liebreichassociates.com
+44 20 3051 6468

Keith Driver
SDCL
info@sdcl-ib.com
+44 20 7287 7700

SDCL Website: http://www.sdcl-ib.com/energy-efficiency-investments/

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