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GCube New York Finds a New Home

Posted on September 27, 2017

Earlier this month, the GCube New York team moved office. The team can now be reached at the following address: 1133 Avenue of the Americas Suite 640 New York, NY 10036 USA…

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CfD Auction: Cause For Celebration And Caution

Posted on September 27, 2017

Jatin Sharma recently spoke with The Economist and offered his thoughts on the UK’s recent subsidy auctions, in which offshore wind prices sank to unprecedented levels – lower than those predicted by even the most optimistic analysts.…

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Event Review: Offshore Wind Risk Seminar

Posted on September 27, 2017

Mid September saw GCube host its 3rd biannual Offshore Wind Risk seminar at London Zoo.  The venue, at least, afforded plenty of opportunity for jokes at the broker community’s expense. Participants saw presentations given by Bloomberg offshore wind analyst, Keegan Kruger, MUFG’s Head of Power and Renewables, Carol Gould, London Offshore Consultants’ Group Director, R V…

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Event Review: GCube Advisory Council September Meeting

Posted on September 27, 2017

GCube held its 12th Advisory Council in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this month, on the 6th and 7th of September. The event brought together specialists from the insurance, risk management and renewable energy sectors for a series of talks, discussion panels and group sessions, with topics ranging from US government energy policy to the opportunities emerging…

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Interview with an Underwriting Director: Steve Allen

Posted on September 27, 2017

Steve Allen joined GCube in July of this year from RSA Group. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the insurance business, as well as a decade of work primarily in the renewables insurance markets. We are delighted to welcome him to the team; and, now that he is settled in, we sat…

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Welcome Note: Fraser McLachlan, September 2017

Posted on September 27, 2017

Earth, Wind & Fire are making a comeback. Nat Cat events have dominated the news headlines in the last few weeks, with wildfires raging across America and Mexico suffering three powerful earthquakes in September alone.…

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Event Preview: GCube Offshore Wind Risk Seminar September 20th 2017

Posted on June 26, 2017

GCube is holding its fourth biennial Offshore Wind Risk Seminar at ZSL London Zoo on September 20th 2017, drawing together market leaders in risk management and renewable energy insurance from the UK and further afield. The event aims to encourage discussion and debate about the ways in which lessons learnt from the mature European offshore…

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Interview: Steve Scott, Duke Energy Renewables

Posted on June 26, 2017

Bird and bat strikes are an unfortunate consequence of wind energy development worldwide, posing a threat not only to avian populations, but also to the reputation and cost effective operation of wind farms. In the following interview, taken from Risky Business, Steve Scott, General Manager at Duke Energy Renewables, explores the legal and reputational ramifications…

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Interview with an Underwriter: Jonny Allen on the Offshore Wind Supply Chain

Posted on June 26, 2017

The UK offshore wind industry is surpassing all estimations as it continues to mature and could, according to a recent report, be could be worth up to £2.9 billion to the UK economy by 2030. We catch up with our Head of Offshore, Jonny Allen, for his view on the direction of the market.…

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Risky Business: Resource Risk Poses Greatest Threat to Onshore Wind Industry

Posted on June 26, 2017

Resource risk is now the most pressing threat faced by onshore wind farm developers, owners and operators globally, surpassing mechanical and electrical breakdown as the number one potential source of financial losses.…

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