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China eases funding restrictions for project finance

Local governments will be able to use proceeds from special-purpose bonds as project capital, as the country tries to stimulate economic growth.

Australian election result points to continued inaction on energy policy

Right-of-centre coalition’s surprise victory means lower targets for emissions reductions and continued support for coal.

Regulators and private debt managers need to talk more

The spotlight is intensifying as private debt’s role in the stability of the financial system is questioned – and misunderstandings needs to be addressed.

What’s keeping interest in airports sky high?

Airports remain prized assets despite soaring values. We examine why that’s unlikely to change

Capital Dynamics targets £400m for UK-focused renewables fund

The new fund, the eighth in the Clean Energy Infrastructure series, marks a slight shift in strategy towards targeting electric-vehicle infrastructure and grid support.

AIIB joins IFC, ADB in financing earthquake-hit hydro plant in Nepal

The 216MW run-of-river project, expected to increase power supplies by a third, had to be redesigned after a 2015 earthquake destroyed early construction works.

GIP mandate leads CalPERS’ $1.5bn infra allocation

The US’s largest public pension made commitments to GIP and JPMorgan, committing capital equal to around a third of its current infrastructure portfolio.
Long row a very tall windmills offshore

Localisation requirements delay financial close for wpd’s Yunlin project

Company cites preparatory work over the supply chain, including local content requirements, for delay over Taiwan’s 640MW wind project.

Australia’s renewables sector will ‘continue to flourish’

Just 12% of respondents to a MinterEllison investor survey said regulatory and political uncertainty was the main barrier to investing in the sector, notwithstanding the lack of a federal energy policy.

Investment alone will not solve our climate crisis

The outlook for renewables is bright, despite the shift towards more market-based systems. But although governments might no longer need to provide subsidies, they still need to offer leadership.
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