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Foresight and VEI exit Italian solar JV for €336m

The two firms are planning a second offering following the sale to ERG.

EIB puts €9.2bn towards climate-friendly projects

The bank’s latest investment includes at least 14 infrastructure projects totalling more than €1.7bn in Europe, China and Africa.

BIG and Hancock partner for 10MW waste investment

The deal is the second time the pair have teamed up as BIG seeks to double its 115MW portfolio. The project has been bought from the Green Investment Group as the last transaction following BIG's acquisition of 20 assets from the revamped Green Investment Bank.

Ardian closes €60m financing on Italian biomass plant

The firm and partner Tozzi Green secure debt for the 25.2MW project three years after they paid €100m for the site.

Greensphere mulling London listing to raise up to $500m

The green infrastructure firm says it aims to ‘revolutionise’ the fund model by delivering returns with zero net cost. It is targeting investments in water, waste, renewable energy, energy transmission and distribution, sustainable agriculture and energy efficiency.

Mainstream cleared to build Scottish wind farm

The country’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, ending a two-year legal battle over the £2bn Neart na Gaoithe offshore project. The £2bn wind farm, which will be built over 80 square km on a site in the Forth Estuary off the North Sea, was awarded planning consent in October 2014.

Why Australian renewables might be getting riskier

The government’s recently announced National Energy Guarantee could shorten contract duration, creating a risk-return profile closer to fossil fuel merchant generation, argues Maven Libera’s Mark Gemmola.

Western Australia to privatise Synergy’s green projects

State agrees joint venture to meet renewable energy targets, with Dutch Infrastructure Fund reported to be in pole position to underwrite the scheme.

Foresight falls short with £39m raise following Australian expansion

The fund had been targeting proceeds above £75m to partly finance its maiden deals Down Under. But a spokeswoman indidcated its top investors might have over-allocated in past share placings and may 'not yet be comfortable' with the fund's Australian investments, its first outside of the UK.

Infradebt finances Impact’s 19MW Australian solar farm

The $25m solar project, financed solely by private debt investment, is expected to be a seed asset for Impact Investment Group’s next solar fund.