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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.

NTPC to develop 15,000MW of Indian solar

State-owned NTPC has received approval from the Indian government to develop 15,000MW of solar projects

UK hands out first Contracts for Difference state subsidies

The UK government handed out £315 million ($485.8 million) of state support for 27 clean energy projects under the first round of its new Contracts for Difference auction regime

OECD calls for UK to strengthen and expand remit of GIB

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has called for the UK to strengthen the Green Investment Bank and other targeted financial aids as well as improve public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure financing

EXCLUSIVE Gul Ahmed signs on Pakistani wind

Gul Ahmed Wind Power (GAWP) has signed $98.6 million in financing for its 50MW wind project in Pakistan

Sawmills solar in UK gets planning permission

The 7.5 MW Sawmills solar park developed by Solstice Renewables and owned by Belltown Power has been granted planning permission

ADB funding for geothermal exploration to expand

The ADB is understood to be considering financing the exploration of several other geothermal projects in Indonesia having signed a $50 million loan agreement with the sponsors for the 240MW Rantau Dedap last year

Australia's Hallet Hill 2 wind plans private placement

Energy Infrastructure Trust, the sponsor for the Hallet Hill wind farm in South Australia, is planning a A$202 million ($159 million) private placement to refinance the existing bank debt for the project

YES Bank issues India’s first green bond

India’s YES Bank has issued an $80 million green infrastructure bond, the procced of which will finance a range of renewable projects in India over the next four years

PiP to launch solar fund with Aviva

British insurance company Aviva and the Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) are to launch a £250 million ($388.3 million) solar PV fund as PiP plans its next, £1 billion fund

Jordan receives bids for second PV round

Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has received 34 direct proposals for the second round of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects as part of the government’s renewable programme

Bolivia awards design contract for 20MW PV project

The Bolivian Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy has awarded the design studies of a 20MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project to German firm Deea Solutions GMBH