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The pipeline of projects in the country looks good, despite the standstill at federal government level. Claire Coe Smith reports on the role private capital can play.
The move comes after initial efforts to end such funding by the end of 2020 were resisted by EU member states.
Infratech Nov 2019 google cover story
Alphabet’s entry into the asset class foreshadows a potential disruption that will force investors to choose between betting on tech or being disrupted themselves.
Much of the technology that could disrupt infrastructure relies on cameras and sensors to scan, analyse and automate.
With state energy ministers meeting on 22 November – just a day after the Australian Energy Market Commission decides whether to amend rules on Marginal Loss Factors – the market is hoping for much-needed clarity around investment decisions.
Wind farm Western Australia
The German government this week presented an 18-point plan to revive its onshore wind industry, which trade body BWE says has been suffering from an ‘ongoing crisis’.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade
The Australian government’s decision to block two Chinese bids for Ausgrid drew a line in the sand for the land Down Under. 
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade
Mexico’s 2014 energy reforms were historic, but the aftermath demonstrated the hand of politics in infrastructure. 
The group, which counts BlackRock, John Laing and Macquarie among its members, says that the current MLF regime can ‘materially impact’ investor returns in unforeseen ways.
Committee for Sydney says the next set of projects has stalled and urges the state government to take action in order to avoid ‘a one-time infrastructure boom’.
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