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  • The ramifications of Congress' latest REN proposals

    The US House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee has approved a critical portion of the Democrats' proposed $3.5 trillion spending package, which includes federal tax credit extensions and a direct-pay option, but market participants have warned that some of the newer measures mixing social and energy policies could have "cataclysmic ramifications"

  • The real reason why the infrastructure deal is so important

    We applaud Washington lawmakers for bipartisan support reached on investments in US infrastructure

  • Los Guzmancito, Dominican Republic

    As the Dominican Republic opens up for private investments into renewable energy projects under President Luis Abinader, local developer Grupo Energético 23 managed this summer to wrangle debt financing for its first such asset in the country

  • Sudair Solar PV, Saudi Arabia

    ACWA Power has once again delivered a low tariff for solar PV on the 1.5GW Sudair solar PV – only the second lowest in the world at the time of PPA signing

  • Cirata floating solar, Indonesia

    Indonesia's first floating solar power project earlier this month achieved financial close – amid the market's long wait for state-owned utility company PLN to release its electricity supply business plan for the next decade. IJGlobal speaks with Cirata's sponsors including the Indonesian majority owner and Masdar

  • Tilt Renewables takeover, Australia/NZ

    While the calendar year is a long way from over and it is never wise to call a market leader in August, the takeover of Tilt Renewables has all the hallmarks of logging the accolade for being one of the largest M&A deal in the alternative energy sector for 2021

  • Telsiai Wind Farm, Lithuania

    E Energija and GE Energy Financial Services have refinanced the 68.9MW Telšiai onshore wind farm which is on track to become Lithuania’s largest wind park – unsubsidised – when it comes online at the start of 2022

  • Playing chicken with US renewable tax credits

    Now that the Biden administration's $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill has passed muster in the Senate, market participants are turning their attention to a larger $3.5 trillion reconciliation package that the Progressive Caucus is attempting to tie it to. The reconciliation package contains a slew of tax credit incentives for renewable energy projects. So what lies ahead in Washington,DC?

  • North America: "plenty of dry powder" for renewables

    As the market heads into summer 2021, sponsors are ramping up renewables platform and portfolio sales with increasing alacrity, much to the delight of a wide range buyers clamoring to join the frenzy

  • UK enters new era for trade with Central America

    UKEF chief executive Louis Taylor and CABEI executive president Dante Mossi join forces to write and op-ed for IJGlobal in the wake of their signing an MoU earlier this year to presage an uptick in activity between the 2 organisations

  • Uncertainty reigns supreme in Mexico's power market

    Five months have passed since the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced counter-reforms of the country's energy sector. However, the law implementing the shift in power away from the private sector has still not been enforced, leaving market players in a state of uncertainty

  • Cypress Creek Renewables, US

    Sweden's EQT Infrastructure Partners emerged in July as the winning bidder for North Carolina-based solar developer Cypress Creek Renewables, following a competitive auction process. But to get to the point where it could clinch an attractive offer, Cypress had to go through a 3-year saga of restructurings, recapitalizations and refinancings

  • Turbine lifetime limits require a reality check

    According to recent figures from WindEurope, within the next 5 years, approximately 38GW of European wind farms will reach 20 years of operations. With the industry standard lifetime for a wind turbine between 20-25 years, this means decisions will soon need to be made around life extension, repowering or full decommissioning for these assets

  • Infra investment key to economic recovery and growth in Africa

    While the pandemic highlighted Africa’s vulnerable infrastructure, this very same network has the potential to be a catalyst in the continent’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery

  • The Astris Finance Interview

    On time to celebrate the firm’s 20th anniversary, Astris Finance has been awarded Latin American financial adviser of the year, for the third year in a row – and for good reason. This boutique firm is deeply embedded in the energy and infrastructure sectors in the region, having been active there for the last 2 decades

  • The Citi Interview

    Citi has been named Global Bond Arranger of the Year for 2020, in addition to winning the respective regional awards for North America and MENA

  • Bayfront Infrastructure Capital II IABS securitisation

    Imagine originating, bundling, and issuing a diversified portfolio of 30 project finance loans to institutional investors in 5 months… 5 weeks or 5 days. Now contemplate that entire process happening in 5 seconds. What about infrastructure asset-backed securities tokens? Far-fetched? Is that even a future worth creating?

  • The SMBC Interview

    SMBC enjoyed an impressive 2020 calendar year working on some landmark transactions in the Americas. Taking the pandemic in its stride, SMBC continues to be one of the dominant players in both North America and Latin America

  • The Fitch Interview

    In an unprecedented period of uncertainty and change, Fitch Ratings stood out from its competitors in the global infrastructure sector. It is for this reason that it picked up IJGlobal awards for ratings agency of the year in all 4 regions – MENA, APAC, North America and Latin America

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