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Connaught Place, New Delhi, India during the early morning. Typical Georgian buildings are seen in the front. These are the commercial areas. The famous "Statesman Building" is seen in the background. Shot taken from the inner Circle or Rajiv Chowk.

Political risk threatens India’s renewables revolution

Should Andhra Pradesh - a state at the forefront of the renewables sector in the country - succeed in slashing tariffs, projects with a capacity of more than 2.5GW are at risk of defaulting.
Sunset on solar panels in a village

India’s attempt to renegotiate PPAs threatens investor sentiment

The state of Andhra Pradesh is expected to fail in its attempt to renegotiate PPAs, but market sources fear a drawn-out court battle could still prove damaging.
Offshore wind farm

Stonepeak seals first offshore wind deal in Taiwan

The acquisition of a 95% stake in the renewables division of chemical manufacturer Swancor, includes a stake in the 376MW Formosa II project.
Long row a very tall windmills offshore

Japan’s offshore wind sector faces challenges

A lengthy approval process needs to be halved if the country is to meet its goal of installing 10GW of wind capacity by 2030, law firm White & Case says.

Tokyo Summit: Investors sound warning over UK political uncertainty and Brexit

Investors fear a Labour government opposed to private infra ownership might be 'canary in the coalmine' for similar populist movements across Europe.

Higher returns and secondary opportunities keep infra investors committed to Asia-Pacific

However, political risk, regulatory instability and lack of support for PPP projects are among the main concerns for those investing in region’s emerging markets.

Global Summit: Investors bet on community engagement to counter rising populism threat

Panellists debated whether foreign investment in infrastructure posed credible security risks or whether governments were exaggerating the threats.
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Throwing a FiT: inside Taiwan’s offshore wind debacle

After an unexpected feed-in-tariff cut, investors and developers ponder whether they have overlooked political risks in a seemingly promising market.

Is Taiwan’s offshore opportunity gone with the wind?

An unexpected cut in government subsidies threw the island’s offshore wind market into disarray. Now, Taipei is trying to convince worried renewables investors to stay.

S&P warns of growing ‘external risks’ in South and Southeast Asia

With upcoming elections in several countries, political uncertainty is one of several factors that may lead to ‘some slowdown’ in the region this year, but the impact on the infrastructure sector is not expected to last.
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