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  • Acciona plans seventh project in Chile

    Spain's Acciona is developing a 43.2MW wind farm in the Chilean region of La Araucanía – its seventh project in the country

  • BEIS delays consent for offshore wind farms

    The UK Government's Business Energy and Industrial Strategy department has delayed final consent decisions on 2 offshore wind farms off the coast of England

  • SWCC invites EoIs for Ras Al Khair privatisation

    Saudi Arabia’s SWCC has invited expressions of interest for the privatisation of its $4.2 billion, 2.65GW Ras Al Khair integrated desalination and power plant – the first asset selected for the sell-off of SWCC’s production fleet

  • Enel accelerates Chile coal-fired closures

    Enel has brought forward the schedule for shuttering its two coal-fired units in Chile from 2024 to 2022

  • USDOT awards $302 million in grants

    The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded $302 million in grant funds to help repair and rehabilitate 12 project across the country

  • NSW makes A$3bn available for infra

    The Government of New South Wales has made A$3 billion in funding available for a new Infrastructure & Job Acceleration Fund, while cancelling plans to invest A$800 million in the refurbishment of ANZ Stadium

  • Netherlands to extend offshore licenses

    The Netherlands is to extend its offshore wind licenses from 30 to 40 years allowing North Sea developers to extend operating lifetimes of their projects and grid connection permits

  • Saturn snags license for Bermuda solar project

    Canadian renewable energy developer Saturn Power has obtained an operating permit for a 6MW solar project in Bermuda

  • South Africa seeks funding for infra programme

    The South African Government is thought to be exploring avenues for investment for a $20.5 billion infrastructure programme

  • Approval for 560MW Danish offshore wind

    Danish renewable energy developer European Energy has received approval to progress with 2 of offshore wind projects having concluded environmental impact assessments

  • EU launches green recovery plan

    The EU is to launch a new Renovation Wave strategy to foster investment in renewables and hydrogen after the coronavirus pandemic

  • FERC approves Alaska LNG

    The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has received federal permission from the US FERC for the €45 billion Alaska LNG project

  • EIB lends €31m to electricity distributor

    The EIB has lent €31 million to Slovenia's Elektro Maribor to improve reliability of electricity distribution in the north east of the country

  • AfDB to sign loan for government stake in Sahofika

    The AfDB has approved a €4.02 million loan for the government of Madagascar to finance its €30 million equity stake in the 205MW Sahofika hydropower project on the Onive River in the island nation

  • EXCLUSIVE Auction conditions nearing on Japan offshore wind

    The publication of the auction conditions for Japan's first general waters offshore wind site auction is anticipated in June, after the public consultation has closed

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