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28 March 2024
Oil & gas, Renewables

Hanseatic Energy Hub: German banks appear to have gone AWOL

The future-proofed Hanseatic Energy Hub is a strategically important energy security project for Germany. So where are the German project banks?

23 February 2024
Power, Renewables

Tax credit transfer: New money magnet?

IRA-enabled tax credit transfer volume is picking up rapidly – attracting new and potentially deeper pools of liquidity for US renewables projects than traditional tax...

13 February 2024
Manufacturing & equipment, Power, Transport

Key funding considerations in gigafactory projects

As the global shift towards sustainable energy accelerates, battery gigafactories are becoming increasingly crucial for the energy storage and electric vehicle project...

09 February 2024
Oil & gas

Biden takes a pause

The pause on permitting for some US LNG projects is causing a political stink. But beyond the screams from the fossil fuel lobbyists, what immediate impact on the US LNG...

23 January 2024
Manufacturing & equipment, Renewables

H2 Green Steel Boden: Long on ambitions, low on emissions

H2GS was founded by Vargas in 2020 and launched in 2021. Three years later it has finalised funding for the world’s first green steel mega project. How? By being open to...

12 January 2024
Power, Renewables

Is Mexico about to turn the private sector project pipeline on again?

With President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) set to depart office in June, private sector appetite for Mexican projects is already beginning to make a comeback.

14 December 2023

COP28: Progress - but not as we need it

Has COP28 really delivered the beginning of the end for fossil fuels? Probably not, and certainly not in the timescale required by climate science.

24 November 2023

US offshore wind: There's trouble at mill

Hiccups or long-term project stasis – can the US offshore wind market overcome the cost increases dogging its troubled birth?

07 November 2023

Power steering Saudi bus rapid transit PPP

In anticipation of a wave of bus rapid transit (BRT) projects across Saudi Arabia, Bracewell's Dubai team looks at the key features of BRT systems from a PPP structuring...

30 October 2023

Impact finance – the secret to scale is in the blend (part two)

Impact investment and blended finance – both key strategies in attracting private sector funding into energy transition, particularly in developing markets. So how to...

27 October 2023

What the numbers say

Proximo Intelligence's 2023 Q3 league tables are available for downloading. Take a look at the risers and fallers as lenders get ready for the annual year-end race to get...

13 October 2023
Social infrastructure, Transport

GCC social infrastructure PPP builds on solid legal blocks

Social infrastructure PPP continues to accelerate in the GCC, particularly Saudi. And the back-story is no longer one of diminished government coffers.

26 September 2023

Improving the bankability of EU green hydrogen projects: A closer look at offtakes

Offtake is key to bankability – and when it comes to hydrogen projects, offtake contracts can be a major challenge. Leo Klie, Consultant and Columbia Climate School...

15 September 2023
Power, Renewables

Chasing Proportional Amortization Method

How pursuit of proportional amortization method (PAM) accounting may trigger a power or renewables developer’s exploration of their own options. By Brett Weal, Principal,...

29 August 2023

Crunching the numbers

The Proximo Intelligence H1 2023 League Tables are out and while Japanese and French banks continue to dominate the global project finance market, there are still a few...

24 August 2023

Impact finance – the secret to scale is in the blend (part one)

Impact investment and blended finance – both key strategies in attracting private sector funding into energy transition, particularly in developing markets. So how to...

04 August 2023

Proximo Weekly: Turbulence at LAX

The bonds backing the LAX people mover project have been put on negative ratings watch by Fitch. All is not well at the US P3 flagship project.

21 July 2023

Proximo Weekly: EV network project financing – still on trickle charge

The public EV charging market is falling more and more behind swelling electric vehicle user numbers in Europe. Given diminishing demand risk on EV charging projects, why...

30 June 2023

Proximo Weekly: Is US offshore wind about to go slow?

Rising supply chain and financing costs are causing headaches for US offshore wind developers.

23 June 2023
Telecoms and Communications

Proximo Weekly: Changing places

The US has been a bigger market for data centre financing than Europe, whilst Europe has been the leader in FTTH and the US has lagged behind. Those market trends look...