Toby Couture's Articles

- July 30, 2013

The Lesson in Renewable Energy Development from Spain

The most recent energy sector reforms passed in Spain represent the fourth time that a sweeping set of retroactive changes has rocked the country’s renewable energy (RE) industry. This...

- July 11, 2013

Can Climate Bonds Advance Renewable Energy Finance?

Victor Hugo once wrote that “there is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” This little piece of wisdom, penned in the aftermath of the French Revolution, applies...

- April 19, 2013

Pain in Spain: New Retroactive Changes Hinder Renewable Energy

In his Poetics, the Greek philosopher Aristotle draws a distinction between Tragedies and Epics: he states that while Tragedies are confined to one revolution of the sun (i.e. one year),...

- February 18, 2013

The Future of Electricity Markets

British philosopher and mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once wrote "fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas."

- April 03, 2012

Spain Imposes "Temporary" Halt to New Renewable Energy and Co-generation Projects

Faced with growing fiscal challenges and the specter of increasingly trigger-happy credit rating agencies, the new center-right Spanish government has acted to temporarily put a halt...

Toby Couture

Toby Couture

Toby Couture is Director of Renewable Energy at IFOK GmbH, an international consultancy with offices in Berlin, Brussels, Bensheim, Munich and Boston. He works on the environmental, economic and financial aspects of energy markets and is...

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