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  • Webinar: IJGlobal Canadian Power Market Discussion

    IJGlobal this week hosted its first webinar, this one focused on the power market in Canada – with a primary focus on Alberta

  • IJGlobal Survey – Global Digital Infrastructure

    IJGlobal this week published a survey to gauge understanding and preparedness for Digital Infrastructure – a burgeoning sector that we anticipate will benefit massively from international stimulus packages to revitalise economies post Covid-19

  • The great infra coverage up

    A significant date in the project finance calendar – 31 March – slid past this week with little remark, but as we cringe our way through the financial Armageddon that is coronavirus, it’s unlikely such popular interest payment and calculation dates will be treated in the future in quite so blasé a manner

  • Historic treasury yield lows inspire mixed PF forecasts

    Historic low Treasury yields resulting from Covid-19 and oil-price fears have been seized on by project finance officials as an opportunity for refinancing and hedging to lock in rock-bottom rates. But some market participants are less sanguine, warning of a possible credit crunch

  • Friday 13th – nightmares abound

    When Friday The Thirteenth rolls around and the mind turns to the darker aspects of work in search of an editorial, it usually takes longer for a theme to emerge from the maelstrom of global infra/energy news

  • Pipeline cyberattack highlights risk to energy infra

    A hacking attack recently shut down an entire US gas pipeline asset for two days, underscoring concerns raised by experts and advocacy groups about the growing threat of cyberattacks in energy and other infrastructure sectors

  • IRS guidance "big win" for carbon capture tax equity

    After two years of waiting, tax equity investors finally have much-needed guidance from the Internal Revenue Service on the framework for investments in carbon capture and storage projects

  • SOFR, so good?

    As lenders and borrowers prepare to say goodbye to Libor, also known as “the most important number in finance,” are project finance professionals ready?

  • Smart Cities – Fear and Loathing in Toronto

    The conservative – definitely lower case c – nature of Torontarians is being pushed to breaking point by ambitious plans to build a Smart City on their doorstep, giving the international market an ideal case study for the roll out of Intelligent Infrastructure… or possibly how not to do it

  • B-Day landings in World War 5G

    Wow. What a week to have lived through. It started with UK prime minister Boris Johnson revealing that Huawei would be involved in the roll-out of 5G in Britain – potentially leading to a schism with the US – and ended with Brexit… a rift with Europe

  • Battle lines drawn for Intelligent Infra

    The lines are being drawn for an East/West technology battle as Intelligent Infrastructure takes a step closer to becoming reality… with the US placing itself in the vanguard as the tech protector for Western nations

  • CCGT sponsors push on in PJM, auction or no auction

    Developers of gas-fired projects in PJM Interconnection are forging ahead with financing plans for Q1 2020, despite lingering uncertainty over the delayed capacity auction timetable and rules, while frustrated renewable energy developers have been forced back to the drawing board

  • Opportunities in Caribbean infrastructure

    The demand for infrastructure investment in the Caribbean region is significant, even before you consider the pressing need for greater climate resilience due to extreme weather events

  • Bring on the infra revolution

    It seems fitting that the first editorial of a new decade should focus on how the market is evolving to meet future demands as greenfield infrastructure morphs into a creature significantly different to the beast we know

  • US infra spending – a missed opportunity

    The cancellation of the Mobile River Bridge P3 shows the limitations of federal efforts to increase infrastructure spending

  • Laurie Mahon – infrastructurally fabulous

    A career like few others... in fact - no others. New York-based CIBC boss Laurie Mahon stands out as one of the most intriguing figures in the global infrastructure community having done it all, and done it in style. Here IJGlobal takes a look at the person, her career and what makes her tick...

  • Aloha to renewable energy

    Hawaii − the most fossil fuel dependent state in the US − is determined to relieve its dependence on oil

  • Taking US midstream & LNG to the next level

    President Trump's executive orders to streamline federal permitting processes comes at a time when the US looks to develop its midstream infrastructure and position itself as a leading LNG exporter

  • Freedom Gas – breaking new territory

    It’s an ill wind that blows a fresh nugget of jargon across our computer screens, and once again we have our cousins across The Pond to thank for it as they re-brand natural gas to “Freedom Gas”

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