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Will November be make-or-break time for Australian energy?

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.
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German government presents plan to halt ‘ongoing crisis’ for onshore wind

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

Stories of the Decade 2016: Politicians play the national-security card 

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

Stories of the Decade 2014: An open-and-shut case 

Mexico’s 2014 energy reforms were historic, but the aftermath demonstrated the hand of politics in infrastructure. 

Investor group warns of project default risk in Australia due to MLFs

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.

NSW transport ‘needs more PPPs and asset recycling’ – think tank

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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Why investor input is needed as Australian grid reliability concerns increase

The Australian Energy Market Operator has warned of risks to supply in coming months but the federal government is still not stepping up.
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John Laing takes £66m hit on Australian renewables due to MLFs

UK-listed firm says changes to Marginal Loss Factors produced ‘unfavourable results’ for three Australian renewables assets.

KKR, Macquarie and CPPIB among panel to advise on post-Brexit infra

The 20-person panel, which also includes figures from LGIM and Aviva Investors, will advise the UK government on private investment without the EIB.

Goodbye Libor, hello uncertainty

Libor has underpinned financial products for decades. But it could be phased out in less than three years, with huge implications for private debt lenders.
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