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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.

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

Canadian Solar closes Astoria PV project

Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy has reached financial close on the Astoria solar project in Kern County, southern California, and closed a tax equity deal for the project, the developer announced on 19 November

EXCLUSIVE Banks mandated this week for Beatrice offshore wind

A sponsor group led by SSE is to sign mandates this week with lenders for a £3 billion ($4.7 billion) financing of the 664MW Beatrice offshore wind project in Scotland

Duke Energy prices bonds on target

Duke Energy has met its size and pricing targets for the $1 billion in bonds it is due to close this week, according to a 17 November filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission

SunPower signs low PPA for California solar

SunPower has agreed a power purchase agreement with Turlock Irrigation District for its proposed Rosamond Solar project in Kern County, southern California, both parties announced last week

EXCLUSIVE UK’s Galloper offshore wind enters syndication

The financiers of German utility RWE’s £1.54 billion ($2.35 billion), 336MW Galloper offshore wind project in the UK have started syndicating the project debt this week, IJGlobal understands

Sutherland hires NY energy partner

Madeleine Tan has joined Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan in New York as a partner in the law firm’s energy, environmental and commodities practice group, the firm announced on 17 November