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European Court of Justice delivers ‘very damaging’ verdict for UK storage projects

The nation’s capacity market auctions have been ruled illegal state aid, throwing several gas and battery storage projects into doubt.

Mexican energy opportunity ‘here to stay’ with new government, Actis predicts

The company sees no threat to its business in the country from president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who recently scrapped the partially built Mexico City airport.

Australia set to block China’s CK Infra from APA Group takeover

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the move should not be seen as an ‘adverse reflection’ on CK Group and that Australia still welcomes foreign investment that is not ‘contrary to our national interest’.

‘Bullish’ growth in battery investments will reach $1.2trn by 2040

Energy storage presents a trillion-dollar investment opportunity for investors as batteries improve in cost and performance, according to a report published by energy technology analyst BloombergNEF. The long-term outlook for energy storage is positive, with an estimated $1.2 trillion of investments heading toward distributed, or behind-the-meter, batteries or utility-scale projects by 2040, according to the […]

Carlyle agrees to terminal project amid rising US crude exports

The Carlyle Group has agreed to build a land-based oil export terminal on Harbor Island, off the coast of Texas in partnership with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority. The Washington DC-based private equity firm will have full ownership of the terminal, which Ferris Hussein, a managing director for the firm’s infrastructure group, said will […]

Solar and wind ‘to benefit most’ from California renewables mandate

Investments in solar and wind in California have the highest growth potential among renewable energy assets after the state’s governor, Jerry Brown, set a 100 percent clean generation mandate for 2045, S&P Global Ratings said in a recent report. There are going to be winners and losers from that shift, S&P claimed, with mainstay renewables […]

Australia’s political uncertainty eats away at investor appetite

A survey of 33 global investors is a ‘canary in the mine shaft’ for investor confidence in the Australian infrastructure market.

DIF and Macquarie Capital commit $196m to Australia’s first ‘large-scale’ EfW project

The two investors are sharing the equity on a 60-40 split for the 36MW facility south of Perth.

Saudi Aramco taps Skandia exec to lead PE unit – exclusive

Jonas Nyquist, most recently head of private equity and infrastructure at the Swedish life insurer, will head a team at the oil and gas giant's fund management subsidiary.

Partners-backed Sapphire Wind Farm secures PPA for 20% of output

Wholesale energy retailer Flow Power will purchase 50MW of Sapphire’s 270MW capacity per year on a ‘10- to 12-year’ power-purchase agreement.

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