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  • Japan offshore wind: under revamp

    Japan last month launched a bid review for 3 offshore wind sites, which had stalled as the government revised the auction law. IJGlobal shares insights from market insiders who are hopeful that the under-revamped auction process will bring greater opportunity for investment

  • REFF Wall Street 2022 – the webinar

    Prior to hosting REFF Wall Street last week in New York, IJGlobal hosted a webinar as a teaser for delegates and sponsors, giving a flavour of what as to come. That taste of the market is shared today...

  • Unlocking clean energy with next-gen investment tech

    The amount of project finance capital going into renewables has steadily increased over the past five years. Specifically, renewables has grown to just below 30% of project finance transactions closed in 2021 and such deals accounted for 60% of total volume

  • Blue Phoenix Group acquisition, Netherlands

    Deals in the niche energy-from-waste recycling sector are few and far between, rendering InfraVia Capital Partners’ acquisition of a 70% stake in Netherlands-based Blue Phoenix Group a transaction worthy of attention

  • Infra Dig – Namibian hydrogen… stunning ambitions

    When it comes to ambitious projects, Namibia is leading the field with a fascinating project that will establish the southern African nation as a significant player in the fast-evolving hydrogen ma

  • LIBOR phase out of Sterling and the US Dollar markets

    After decades of service, LIBOR effectively ceased to be used as an interest rate benchmark at the end of 2021 in most markets. Synthetic LIBOR will continue to be published for Sterling until the end of 2022 but only to support legacy deals that hadn’t transitioned to an RFR by the end of 2021

  • Infra Dig – Quinbrook’s ESG tech bonanza

    ESG and technology in infrastructure and energy are front-and-centre for this week’s Infra Dig podcast as the focus turns to Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners – winner of the tech trophy in last year’s inaugural IJGlobal ESG Awards

  • Koudia al Baida wind farm repowering, Morocco

    Africa’s first ever wind farm – the 50MW Koudia al Baida in the Tangier region of northern Morocco – will be rebuilt and doubled in size as part of a €138 million ‘repowering’ project signed by French power developer EDF and Morocco’s Masen

  • Infra Dig – Nicholas Beatty, Zenobē Energy

    In a flagrant display of self promotion, the Infra Dig podcast interviews the winner of one of last year’s IJGlobal ESG Awards… to ramp up publicity for this year’s event which is currently receiving submissions

  • Hot Springs Eternal: Ancala’s Evolution of HS Orka

    While renewable investment in Europe has been on a stunning trajectory in recent years, not all opportunities within the space are equal. Geothermal assets such as HS Orka are a rarity in Europe and do not frequently come up for acquisition

  • Infra Dig – crowdfunding Spanish renewables

    In a break from the norm, the IJGlobal podcast series Infra Dig turns the focus away from mainstream infrastructure and energy finance to shine a light on an interesting organisation in Spain

  • Abashiri biomass power plants, Japan

    Japan Petroleum Exploration-led consortium achieved financial close on 2 biomass power plants worth roughly $110 million – a testament that biomass is on a steady rise as an alternative for conventional power generation as countries around the globe accelerate energy transition

  • Nepal's hydropower market

    Nepal’s hydropower potential is tremendous, yet profoundly underdeveloped. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's government has pumped up the portion of run-of-river projects to 45% of the allocated quota for a 15GW target. This development signals the government's preference for more environmentally friendly assets

  • Provence Grand Large floating wind, France  

    Provence Grand Large floating wind pilot – which is led by a consortium of EDF Renewables and Enbridge Eolien France – quietly reached financial close at the end of last year, marking the first floating wind farm to have benefited from limited-recourse debt financing from commercial banks

  • Infra Dig – Maxine Ghavi on BESS and microgrids

    Battery energy storage systems and microgrids have shot up the agenda as they made the comfortable transition from Core + to a distinctly Core infrastructure investment

  • ESG – another person’s poison

    When ESG first reared its head, most folk furrowed brows and disappeared down the rabbit hole of debate which featured repeat analogies where meat and poison feature repeatedly

  • Infra Dig – Simon Morrish on Xlinks

    The IJGlobal Infra Dig podcast this week turns its focus on one of the most exciting projects on the planet – Xlinks – a landmark renewable energy development in Morocco with a 3,800km HVDC sub-sea cable to the UK

  • Unlocking private capital for energy transition

    Jason Zhengrong Lu, head of the Global Infrastructure Facility, takes a look at the challenge being faced by the market to unlock private capital to deliver energy transition

  • Infra Dig – Fiona Reilly – Nuclear & Transmission

    The Infra Dig podcast series returns to the European energy space with this week’s guest – Fiona Reilly – taking her place at the fireside to discuss all things nuclear and energy transmission

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