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Northland closes on Gemini offshore wind

A Northland Power-led consortium has reached financial close on the €2.8 billion ($3.7 billion) 600MW Project Gemini offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

Sener, Manitoba Hydro ink Mexico renewables MOU

Mexico’s energy ministry Sener has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro International to boost cooperation between Mexico and Canada in the renewables sector

Acwa, EBRD and BMCE close on Khalladi wind in Morocco

Sponsor Acwa Power, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and local commercial lender Banque Marocaine du Commerce Extérieur (BMCE) closed on the 120MW Khalladi wind project near Tangiers in Morocco yesterday (26 November 2015)

Vienna plots gas power from main sewage plant

The City of Vienna is to build a €24 million ($25.41 million) energy conversion to its main sewage treatment plant enabling it to generate power from sewage gas

Kazakhstan lines up renewables projects

Kazakhstan is planning to commission 106 renewable energy facilities by late 2020, representing some 3,054MW of capacity

Legal & General hires from Moody’s

LGIM Real Assets has appointed Declan O’Brien as infrastructure strategist, in a wider effort to upscale its infrastructure practice

MIDIS hires new managing director

Agnes Mazurek has joined Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) in London as managing director

Qatar's Nebras Power moves in on Minnesota wind

Nebras Power, the Qatari state-controlled holding company, is to acquire a 50% stake in the Lakefield wind farm in Jackson County, Minnesota, from Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)

AltaRock buys California geothermal and plans expansion

AltaRock Energy, the US geothermal energy developer, has closed on the acquisition of the Bottle Rock Power geothermal plant in Lake County, California, the buyer has announced

IDB, Green Climate Fund back LatAm green bond programme

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a financing package of up to $450 million to establish a regional energy efficiency green bond facility in Latin America and the Caribbean

Infrastructure boost for regional governments in Osborne's budget

UK Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Budget featured several commitments on funding for regional governments in the UK, with Northern Ireland gaining a further £600 million ($907 million) over five years for infrastructure investment and a new Cardiff City Deal announced

Greencoat UK Wind issues new shares

London-listed renewables fund Greencoat UK Wind has raised £50 million ($75.49 million) from a shares issuance to institutional investors

EXCLUSIVE GIB in talks for Beatrice offshore wind equity

Scottish utility SSE is in talks with the UK’s Green Investment Bank for the state-backed lender to purchase a stake of the £1.95 billion ($2.97 billion) Beatrice offshore wind project, IJGlobal understands

Capstone Infrastructure 'considering sale'

Capstone Infrastructure has confirmed that a corporate review is underway which, according to reports, could lead to a sale of the diversified energy holding company

BlackRock closes third EDF RE wind stake

BlackRock has closed the acquisition of a 50% stake in EDF Renewable Energy’s Spinning Spur 3 wind project in Texas by a fund managed by BlackRock Infrastructure, EDF RE announced on 20 November

China General Nuclear Power targets French renewables

China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) is set to enter the French solar market and is in talks regarding a potential move into European offshore wind, IJGlobal understands

BIG closes all-equity financing for Hull biomass

Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG) has reached financial close on its £200 million, 25MW Energy Works Hull energy from waste (EfW) project in Hull, East Yorkshire

TerraForm Power chiefs fired in SunEdison reshuffle

The chief executive and chief financial officer of TerraForm Power have been dismissed as the yieldco’s sponsor, SunEdison, mounted a reshuffle of board-level positions at both firms, billed as seeking to restore profitability

Southern Power issues green bonds

Southern Power, the wholesale generating subsidiary of Southern Company, has issued $1 billion of green bonds, becoming the first investment grade US utility to do so, the company announced on 18 November

EXCLUSIVE Acwa’s Khalladi wind to close in Morocco with EBRD

Acwa Power’s Khalladi wind project in Morocco is expected to close by the end of the month with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and a local lender