renewables News

People Moves: Ensurance Hires D’Aliesio as Casualty U/W; Chaucer’s Litterick to Occam for Low Carbon Energy; Stephenson to Aqueous as Snr U/W

This edition of International People Moves covers London-based appointments at three managing general agents: Ensurance, Occam and Aqueous Underwriting. A summary of these new hires follows here. MGA Ensurance Hires D’Aliesio as Senior Casualty Underwriter Ensurance, the specialty lines managing …

Chubb Launches Insurance for Offshore Wind Farms

Chubb has announced the launch of an insurance solution for offshore wind farms. Chubb’s Offshore Wind Farm policy has been developed to support green energy providers through the entire offshore wind farm process – from project inception through to energy …

ArgoGlobal Provides Capacity of $25M for Green Finance MGA Tierra Underwriting Ltd.

ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, has formed a partnership with green finance managing general agency, Tierra Underwriting Ltd. ArgoGlobal is providing $25 million in underwriting capacity to support the MGA, supporting Tierra Underwriting in transactions that …

Ryan Specialty’s Renewables MGU Forms Partnership with Generali

Power Energy Risk (PERse), the largest U.S.-based renewable energy managing general underwriter and a part of Ryan Specialty Group (RSG), has formed a strategic partnership with Generali’s P/C division Global Corporate & Commercial UK. The agreement aims at addressing renewables-related …

Freak Weather Risks India’s Renewable Energy Goals, Affecting Insurers, Lenders

India’s ambitious plan to take the leadership position among nations as one of largest producers of renewable energy may have run into some unfavorable weather. Freak climatic conditions are damaging renewable energy projects, threatening a business which survives on wafer-thin …

Urgent Action Needed to Avoid ‘Unthinkable’ Damage from Climate Change: UN

Society would have to enact “unprecedented” changes to how it consumes energy, travels and builds to meet a lower global warming target or it risks increases in heat waves, flood-causing storms and the chances of drought in some regions as …

ING to Stop Lending to Utilities That Use Coal for More than 5% of Energy

ING by the end of 2025 will stop funding any utility company which relies on coal for more than 5 percent of its energy, the Dutch bank said on Tuesday. It will, however, continue to help companies with renewable energy …

Sciemus Partners with HSCM Bermuda and Is Renamed Argon Underwriting

Sciemus, a specialty Lloyd’s MGA, is forming an investing partnership with HSCM Bermuda, a firm that invests in reinsurance and insurance-linked assets across all lines of business. The deal also calls for Sciemus to change its name as it evolves …

Taiwan Power Crisis a Growing Concern for Local Industry: Opinion

I was having dinner with a friend in downtown Taipei on Tuesday night when the electricity went off for the second time that day. Workers accidentally shut off the supply of natural gas to a single power generator just a …

Taiwan Power Outages Disrupt Some Semiconductor Manufacturing

A blackout caused by a blunder at Taiwan’s biggest gas-fired plant is the latest challenge to an electricity grid recently pushed to its limit and to President Tsai Ing-wen’s efforts to reshape the island’s power mix. A combination of unusually …