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14 January 2022
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Rules, Power

Proximo Weekly: UK nuclear back with RAB?

A new revenue model for UK nuclear looms. But will what has worked in UK water work for assets that suffer big cost overruns?

14 January 2022
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Funding

Canal Sugar Company: On-lend to blend

The multi-currency financing for the Canal Sugar Project, a scheme that combines land reclamation for a farm roughly three times the size of Luxembourg with a beet...

07 January 2022

Proximo Weekly: Balancing transition

Will LBP be the first of many banks to totally withdraw from fossil fuels lending? And what will that mean for a controlled energy transition?

07 January 2022
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Funding, Transport

Camino de la Fruta: The tenor of deals to come?

Chilean toll road bond financings are a staple. But towards the end of 2021 Sacyr closed the first mini-perm financing for a Chilean toll road – Camino de la Fruta. Is...

06 January 2022
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Funding, Sustainability, Renewables

Non-payment insurance for renewables finance

WEBINAR: 13/1/22 3pm UK/10am EST. Non-payment insurance may help expand the lender universe for long-dated renewables transactions and help fuel the energy transition

17 December 2021
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Funding, Risk, Rules, Sustainability, Digital Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Metals & Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Social infrastructure, Transport, Waste and Water

Proximo's Year in Review: The festive trends round-up

FREE TO VIEW ON DEMAND: Proximo's team of webinar regulars review the year's most important trends in their inimitable draft format.

17 December 2021

Proximo Weekly: Direct air capture – direct to market?

Can direct air capture of carbon succeed where carbon capture at power stations has so far failed?

15 December 2021
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Transport

Allego: Plugging EV into project finance

Allego has pulled off a second EV charging project funding first and got better debt margins and tenor second time around. But don’t expect a rush of hungry project...

10 December 2021

Proximo Weekly: A liquid diet

The $1.2 trillion US Infrastructure Bill still leaves a major chasm to bridge between government funding availability and demand. Two recent deals hint at where some of...

03 December 2021
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Funding, Sustainability, 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
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Sustainability

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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Funding, 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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Funding, 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
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Risk, Rules

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...