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03 December 2021
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Power

Proximo Weekly: Kicking the coal habit

'Phasing down' of fossil fuels, rather than out, was arguably the biggest failure of COP26. Measures like the ADB-led Energy Transition Mechanism are looking at...

01 December 2021
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Renewables

Changhua 1: Repeating the partnership model

The approximately NT$75 billion ($2.67 billion) non-recourse multi-tranche holdco financing backing the acquisition of CDPQ and Cathay Private Equity’s 50% interest in...

26 November 2021

Proximo Weekly: Austin wind takeaways

The Proximo US Power & Renewables Finance 2021 conference in Austin, Texas, last week marked a long-awaited return to in-person events and some interesting predictions...

26 November 2021

COP26: Looking beyond the headlines

The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) took centre stage at COP26. Although initiatives like GFANZ will unlock further capital for green infrastructure,...

19 November 2021
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Transport

Proximo Weekly: Signed and sealed - but what has been delivered?

Predicting the full impact of the Biden Bill on all new US infrastructure is still very much a speculative endeavour, but there are some certainties that can be drawn for...

18 November 2021
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Oil & gas

Setting the bar for the next wave in Australian LNG?

The spike in natural gas prices has provided a big boost to the developers of a new wave of Australian LNG projects. But emissions concerns are going to be a bigger...

12 November 2021
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Power

Proximo Weekly: FirstEnergy taps infra funds to turn a corner

Blackstone and Brookfield put $3.4 billion into a troubled US utility, demonstrating that no news is too bad for aggressive infrastructure funds.

12 November 2021
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Oil & gas, Power, Renewables

Jazan IGCC: A tailored fit

The recent Jazan IGCC financing involved a significant diversification of the normal Saudi project lending pool and some bespoke commercial arrangements for a fairly...

11 November 2021
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Oil & gas, Power, Renewables

JERA: In transition

Asia Pacific Sponsor of the Year 2020. JERA is arguably an energy company in transition – quite literally if gas is still accepted as a transition fuel.

05 November 2021

Proximo Weekly: COPing with the devil in the details

COP 26 felt like a watershed this week – at least in terms of cohesive global strategy. But there is still a vast amount of work to do at the granular regulatory level to...

03 November 2021
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Renewables

Floating solar: The panel's still out on major deal flow

The recent Cirata project financing set some new bankability benchmarks for floating solar in Asia. More substantial deal flow from Asia's island nations may follow, but...

28 October 2021

Proximo Weekly: A fair COP?

Green financing has vastly accelerated the pace of energy transition. But state funding mechanisms, commercial lending and institutional investment strategies need to...

27 October 2021
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Power, Renewables, Waste and water

Covington: All the right deals

Law firm of the Year 2020 for Middle East & Africa. Over the course of 2020, an array of innovative project finance deals closed in the Middle East and Africa, in spite...

25 October 2021

Fargo-Moorhead: A flood resilience US PPP first wave?

The $2.75 billion Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion PPP marks a first for PPP in flood resilience in the US, and a debut PPP for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Its complex...

21 October 2021
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Power

Keeping the lid on Chilean transmission pricing

The InterChile bond refinancing set new benchmarks for sizing, pricing and tenor in Latin transmission. With governments under pressure to rapidly rewire their grids to...

15 October 2021

Proximo Weekly: ECAs up their game in Africa

ECAs are showing increased innovation and flexibility around the structure of export credits in Africa, particularly covering the 15% down payment financing traditionally...

14 October 2021
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Renewables

Kinguele Aval: Stepping stone to a commercial debt solution?

The Kinguele Aval hydropower financing is a first for Gabon on a number of levels. But it is the deal's security over payments streams from the offtaker that is...

14 October 2021
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Power, Renewables

ACWA Power: Still pushing boundaries

Competitive tariff bids backed by optimised project financing have become a hallmark of ACWA Power’s reputation in the global project market – and despite the unique...

12 October 2021

Water: Optimal financial and regulatory structures

WATCH ON-DEMAND. Original broadcast date: 14 October 2021. A look at how to balance public and investor interests in developing much-needed water infrastructure.

08 October 2021

Proximo Weekly: Is China losing its infra finance grip?

With a potential focus by China on domestic stimulus via infrastructure, a retreat from the levels of BRI lending seen pre-pandemic and increased Chinese banks lending...