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24 November 2020
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ESG-tied debt, Power

Why leading ESG investors didn’t buy Kepco’s green bond

Korea Electric Power Corporation’s (Kepco) recent green bond failed to attract leading sustainable investors, despite being ten times oversubscribed, according to...

24 November 2020
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Renewables

UK to support 12GW in CfD round 4

The UK government aims to support up to double the amount of renewable energy compared to the third round, raising allocations from 5.8GW in round 3 to up to 12GW in...

24 November 2020
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Infra funds, Renewables

Encavis raises €215m for EIF II

Wind and solar park operator Encavis, through its Encavis Asset Management subsidiary, has raised an additional €215.5 million for the EIF II. The fund, marketed...

24 November 2020
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Renewables

Boralex to buy 7 US solar assets

Boralex US Solar has entered into binding agreements with Centaurus Renewable Energy (CRE) and certain other investors to acquire their controlling interests in 7 US...

24 November 2020
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Transport

Route for Melbourne airport rail link unveiled

Australia's federal government and the State of Victoria have unveiled the proposed route for the Melbourne Airport Rail Link. Both the governments have also each...

24 November 2020
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Regulation, Renewables

Court approves restructuring plan for Yingli Energy

Solar manufacturer Yingli Energy has received  approval of a restructuring plan from the Baoding Municipal Intermediate People’s Court in Hebei...

24 November 2020
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Renewables

Columbus Energy to buy 154MW of Polish solar projects

Columbus Energy has signed an agreement to acquire the special purpose vehicles holding 153.9 MW of Polish solar projects. Through its Columbus JV1 sp zoo, the company...

24 November 2020
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Renewables

Clearway to increase stake in Agua Caliente solar project

Clearway Energy (CWEN) has entered into a binding agreement to acquire a 35% interest in the 290MW Agua Caliente solar project in Dateland, Arizona for $202 million....

24 November 2020
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Renewables

TRIG proposes tap issue

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) is proposing to issue new ordinary shares by way of a non-pre-emptive tap issue to cover a near term net funding requirement of...

24 November 2020
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Transport

NSW launches sale of WestConnex

The New South Wales Government has launched  a two-tranche sale process for its remaining 49% stake in the WestConnex toll road. Bidders are being invited...

24 November 2020
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Infra funds, MFI/DFI, Renewables

Bboxx secures $4m to expand off-grid plans in the DRC

Bboxx has secured a $4 million loan from the Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF) to accelerate its solar operations in the Democratic...

24 November 2020
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MFI/DFI, Transport

EIB agrees €890m financing for Madrid-Extremadura high-speed rail line

The EIB will provide €890 million to Adif Alta Velocidad to finance the high-speed rail line that connects Madrid with Extremadura, contributing to the completion of...

24 November 2020
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Certified green, MFI/DFI, Renewables

NIB agrees financing for SMEs and green projects in Norway

The Nordic Investment Bank and Sparebanken Sogn og Fjordane have launched a new NOK500 million (€45.33 million) loan facility for small and medium-sized enterprises...

24 November 2020
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Renewables

Equinor mandates lead bank on Empire Wind project

Norwegian energy company Equinor has mandated Societe Generale for the financing of its 816MW Empire Wind offshore wind project in New York. The French bank is understood...

24 November 2020
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MFI/DFI, Social infrastructure, Transport

Victoria announces A$50bn budget

The Victorian Government has announced a A$50 billion ($36 billion) budget aimed at tackling the state's economy following the coronavirus pandemic.  In health...

24 November 2020
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Transport

TfL requires £80m to continue Crossrail

The new transport commissioner for Transport for London (TfL) has reportedly written to the  Department for Transport’s permanent secretary warning of a need...

24 November 2020
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Infra funds, Renewables

Sonnedix and Amundi partner on European solar platform

Independent solar power producer Sonnedix has entered into a partnership with renewable infrastructure investment vehicle Amundi Energies Vertes (AEV) to invest in the...

24 November 2020
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Infra funds, Renewables

Greencoat buys stake in Humber Gateway offshore wind farm

Greencoat UK Wind (UKW) and a number of pension funds have agreed to acquire  a 49% stake in the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm from RWE. UKW will acquire a 38%...

24 November 2020
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Renewables

Canadian Solar announces 862MW of Brazilian PPAs

Canadian Solar has signed a 12-year PPA with investment bank and energy trader BTG Pactual for supply of solar energy from a 170 MWp cluster of projects located in...

24 November 2020
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MFI/DFI, Renewables, Transport

EIB supports Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank advisory unit

The European Investment Bank and the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank have signed an agreement to strengthen support for investment projects in priority...