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  • New Zealand announces infra pipeline and commission

    New Zealand’s infrastructure minister Shane Jones has announced a prototype infrastructure pipeline for the next five years, developed by the infrastructure transaction unit within the Treasury, to be handled by a new infrastructure commission

  • Five UK projects begin CfD payments

    Low Carbon Contracts Company has announced that five UK wind farms – four onshore and one offshore – have passed the contracts for difference operational conditions precedent

  • Chile to advance development of transmission lines

    One of Chile’s priorities for the energy sector in 2019 will be the construction of transmission lines linking the country to both Peru and Argentina

  • Merseyside tidal project enters into assessment phase

    The mayor of Liverpool City Region has chosen a team of consultants to draw up an outline business case for a tidal power scheme on the river Mersey

  • Ireland and France announce 700MW interconnector

    The Irish and French regulatory authorities have made a joint decision to finance the 700MW Celtic Interconnector project connecting France and Ireland

  • Denmark prepares second renewables auction

    The Danish energy agency has invited comments and questions on the draft conditions for the technology-neutral renewable energy tender scheduled to take place in autumn 2019

  • Mexico launches six-year plan

    Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has launched the national plan for development 2019-24

  • Mexican government bans Odebrecht

    The Mexican government has banned Odebrecht from participating in auctions and contracts with the federal government for the next three years

  • innogy increases capacity on Sofia offshore wind farm

    innogy has increased the capacity on the UK's Sofia Offshore Wind Farm by 200MW, taking it from 1.2GW to 1.4GW following approval from the Marine Management Organisation

  • SEBI reduces minimum InvIT commitment

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India has reduced the minimum subscription requirement for Infrastructure Investment Trusts, effectively opening them to retail investors. SEBI has also increased the limit for consolidated and deferred payments to 70% of the value of the InvIT's assets

  • RWE cancels new coal investments

    German utility RWE has cancelled plans for all future investments in coal, including the 1.1GW BoAplus project at the Niederaussem site in Berghaim

  • Denmark reveals potential offshore wind sites

    Energistyrelsen – the Danish energy agency – has mapped out 12-15 potential sites for 12.4GW of offshore wind capacity

  • Scotland outlines infrastructure investment plan

    Scottish Futures Trust has published further information about its national infrastructure programme

  • Brazil approves power auction rules

    Brazil’s power regulator Aneel has approved the procurement notice for the first power auction under the government of president Jair Bolsonaro

  • AIIB approves four new member countries

    The board of governors for the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved the membership of four new member countries

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