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11 July 2024
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Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining

Proximo Athens: H2 Green Steel's Zinsser on overcoming project complexities

H2 Green Steel (H2GS) pulled off one of the most significant pathfinder project financings of 2023 - the world’s first green steel mega project funding solution. Proximo...

28 June 2024
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Renewables

What next for Sonnedix?

With 1400-plus in attendance at Exile’s recent Global 2024: Export, Project & Development Finance event in Athens, traditional and financial project sponsors, and their...

07 June 2024
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Renewables

Mongolia looks to kick-start wind market – again

Mongolia plans to deliver its first wind PPP via a competitive tender. The potential for wind development is strong, but will lender and developer appetite match it?

17 May 2024
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Power, Social infrastructure

Financing last-mile connections in Africa

Low-income household energy projects in Africa are increasingly being financed via securitisation structures. The deals are relatively small, but the impact could prove...

03 May 2024

Market integrity and standardisation: shaping the rules of the voluntary carbon market

As the voluntary carbon market rapidly evolves, it is attracting further scrutiny and questions surrounding governance and quality control. By Nicholas Neuberger,...

26 April 2024
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Telecoms and Communications

Data centres: The boom that keeps on giving

The data centre boom is moving to the next level with the advent of demand for AI. While liquidity is unlikely to be a problem, power and land constraints could be.

28 March 2024
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Renewables

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
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Transport

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
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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
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Renewables

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
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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,...