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  • Renewables portfolios grow in the Caribbean

    Developers and investors are beginning to build portfolios of renewables in the Caribbean and Central America, a region that is slowly diversifying its energy mix despite lacking investment-grade ratings

  • Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center, Virginia

    With its Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center in Virginia, developer sPower offered the project finance market something it hadn’t seen before – a solar project in PJM Interconnection with multiple household names as offtakers, the largest of its kind east of the Rocky Mountains. But while the market responded positively to the project, the road to the finish line was far from smooth

  • Western Downs Green Power Hub – Queensland, Australia

    Neoen's Western Downs Green Power Hub – one of Australia’s largest solar projects to date – reached financial close late last year, keeping to a tight schedule in spite of coronavirus restrictions to deliver its first project in Queensland

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – The Metlife Interview

    While MetLife Investment Management (MIM) has been in the project finance market for 20 years, the story of its massive scale-up began in 2009. From that time, the investor has grown its infrastructure debt portfolio from $2bn AUM to $30bn today

  • Bracing for a new-year slap

    It’s that jaw-clenchingly awful time again. The start of a new calendar year when inboxes fill with far-from-inspiring editorials from across the sectors “boldly” looking into the year ahead in a desperate attempt to sell thought-leadership credentials through the medium of regurgitation

  • Hydrogen and its ever inventive technologies

    Hydrogen has been all the rage for more than two decades, yet little-to-no private, large-scale investment had been made into the sector until more recent times. IJGlobal reporter Sophie Mellor delves into technology developments keeping pace with the revolution…

  • Solar Power Top Trumps

    IJGlobal reporter Elliot Hayes turns the Top Trumps focus on solar panels, identifying some of the market leading units and mapping out directions favoured by the manufacturers…

  • BBVA – extending sustainable finance beyond just dark green

    BBVA, a pioneer of sustainable finance, has bolstered its track record with the launch of sustainability advisory services this year. The banking sector will be a crucial enabler for facilitating sustainability-linked goals, BBVA’s heads of ESG and structured & project finance advisory tell IJGlobal.

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – The Moody’s Interview

    Moody’s Investors Service won the IJInvestor Award for Best Ratings Agency. Here key players talk to IJGlobal Americas editor Ila Patel about key deals and ESG

  • Energy Efficiency – have your cake and eat it

    IJGlobal funds reporter Arran Brown delves into the opportunity and challenges ahead for energy efficiency as it builds momentum as an asset class

  • The global ESG scrabble

    The challenge of ESG and how the market is delivering change - IJGlobal Asia Pacific senior reporter Dave Doré delves into approaches being taken and how the process yields value...

  • The ESG policy tsunami making landfall in 2021

    If sustainable investing reached a high-water mark in 2020, then the level of investor enthusiasm shows no sign of receding in 2021. But a new force is looming on the horizon: EU regulators and the incoming sustainable finance package, writes IJGlobal Funds Editor Ott Tammik

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – The Winners

    It is with great pleasure that we reveal the winners of the IJInvestor Awards 2020, celebrating global achievements in infrastructure and energy M&A and fund activity

  • The IJGlobal ESG Report

    IJGlobal has today published an in-depth report on the tectonic shifts in the ESG space this year, particularly within the global infrastructure and energy markets

  • The Saudi megaprojects – in need of water and power

    Saudi Arabia’s efforts to enforce the sweeping reforms of its economic, social, and cultural spheres is symbolised by its pursuit of singular large megaprojects – the objectives of which go to the heart of the House of Saud’s Vision 2030 initiative

  • Sendai-Gamo biomass, Japan

    Aligned with the Sendai City Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction Plan, the roughly $527 million Sendai-Gamo biomass power plant project arose from the detritus of the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami off the Pacific coast of Tohoku on 11 March 2011 that racked more than 21,000 causalities, including nearly 16,000 deaths

  • Sorgenia Acquisition, Italy

    To get an M&A process completed in 2020 is a daunting task. To sell off 3GW of CCGT capacity in Western Europe during a green energy revolution is even more intimidating

  • Investors eye Colombia amid LatAm uncertainty

    As several of the Latin American countries that used to be favorites for foreign investors have become less hospitable and stable in recent months, market participants are taking a fresh look at Colombia and the opportunities it offers in power and renewables

  • Columboola Solar PV, Australia

    The Columboola solar park in Queensland reached financial close in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and stands testament to the resilience of the renewables market in Australia

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