Renewable Advisors is a global, independent, impact investment bank that provides strategic advice to emerging, clean technology, renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure clients addressing climate change or solving for ESG challenges. Our mission is to utilize our extensive industry knowledge to provide in-depth insight into navigating the Sustainable Capital Markets on a broad array of initiatives including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital raising and private placements of equity and or debt securities. We have an extensive network of strong, global relationships with numerous, leading strategic and financial investors who invest sustainably; Our clients are geographically diverse, market leaders who value our advice, seasoned transaction expertise and benefit from our delivery of exceptional market intelligence always accounting for their best interests.
During his 20-year career in investment banking, Gary LaDrido has worked on a range of corporate finance assignments, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings (IPOs) and private financings both domestically and internationally. As Founder and Principal of Renewable Advisors, LLC, a leading strategy and financial advisory firm with an exclusive focus on private markets transactions in sustainability, Gary leads all aspects of delivery of their specialized impact investment banking, financial advisory and consulting services. Prior, Gary was a Vice President and member of Morgan Stanley’s Clean Energy Team where he advised issuers on raising capital, timing to IPO and associated valuation considerations. Gary has executed equity/equity linked transactions in excess of $7 billion. As a Fund Placement Agent, Gary has expertise in syndicating co-investments and arranging private placements of limited partnership interests with experienced and successful fund managers from global, institutional investors including pensions, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds and family offices. Gary has advised utilities, IPPs, land owners, developers, investors and lenders on complex, cross-border infrastructure transactions with leading global sponsors, developers, corporations, governments and institutions on structuring and project development financings of sustainable assets in solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, biomass/biofuels, water, waste treatment, waste to energy, smart grid, electric transportation, energy storage and agriculture.. As a Management Consultant and Fellow of the Governance & Accountability Institute, Gary provides value-added, insight into corporate sustainability having advised Fortune Global 500 Companies and Governments on how climate change creates challenges but also opportunities to collaborate with stakeholders to develop creative and innovative programs that work to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gary earned a BS from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is a registered securities professional and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.
In 2020 states, cities, utilities, and businesses continued to announce or pursue decarbonization plans, despite the onset of a global pandemic and an economic recession. Even without a direct incentive for green infrastructure development in the economic stimulus measures passed in response to COVID-19, clean energy demand in the United States proved resilient as renewables and storage recorded declining costs and rising capacity and usage factors. What’s more, renewables edged out other electricity generation sources when electric demand fell. As of early December, the share of renewables had exceeded that of coal in generation for 153 days compared with 39 days in 2019. According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), electricity consumption will likely fall by 3.9% year over year in 2020 and increase 1.3% in 2021. Renewable growth may accelerate in 2021 as the new administration starts to execute on a platform that includes rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, investing $2 trillion in clean energy, and fully decarbonizing the power sector by 2035 in order to achieve a larger goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. A new administration is expected to wield its executive authority to facilitate the deployment of renewables. This may include powers over emissions, public lands, procurement, foreign relations, trade, and agency appointments. For an industry that has focused heavily on solar and wind, supportive federal actions could help progress timelines for further expansion into new technologies, including advanced batteries and other forms of storage, offshore wind, and green hydrogen technology. As new technologies move toward commercialization, we may see more power-to-x projects to store, convert, and reconvert surplus solar and wind power into carbon-neutral fuels and chemicals. The potential for increasing renewable energy demand, as well as the electrification of the transportation and industrial sectors and oil and gas companies’ plans to increase participation in the electricity value chain, are accelerating energy industry convergence. These trends may foster collaboration that gives rise to new business models and helps advance the energy transition.
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