A New World:

Adapting to Climate Change

Investing in Renewable Energy

Investments in renewable energy are crucial as global energy demands and the need for clean alternatives continue to increase.

In 2015 at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris, France, nearly 200 nations signed an agreement on climate change adaptation and mitigation. As a result, renewable energy investments are at center stage as countries seek to reduce their use of fossil fuels. Businesses are essential in making these commitments a reality.

Since KKR’s first investment in a renewable energy company in 2011, our platform has continued to grow; we have deployed $1.6 billion behind solar, wind, and district heatingto date.

Alternative Energy Investments

Alternative Energy Investments

The Continued Role of Fossil Fuels

The Firm continues to participate in conventional energy investments, including oil and natural gas. We believe that conventional energy sources are necessary during a long-term transition to a cleaner energy future, and in certain instances they continue to be a good investment proposition.

As an investor in this space, we seek to partner with responsible operators. For example, KKR’s investment in Colonial Pipeline, the largest refined product pipeline in North America, focuses on operating safely and, as a result, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Recordable Incidence Rate for Colonial Pipeline is substantially lower than the industry average.

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