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Gresham House targets $129m storage fund deployment in six months

The UK fund manager could come back to market next year to raise further funds after falling short of its $257m target.

Why recycling can drive the next stage of the energy transition

Renewable energy capacity is only going to increase, and asset repowering could play a big part in that. Zak Bentley explains why the future might partly lie in the past

‘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 […]

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 […]

HSBC pension scheme targets UK renewables

The British pension will invest more than $320m in large-scale solar and smaller onshore wind assets.

Equis targets $2bn for new fund as it shifts away from renewables – exclusive

The new vehicle will focus on biomass, healthcare infrastructure, PPPs and waste and water facilities, as Asian renewables ‘heating up’.

Omnes plans €500m Capenergie 4 launch in Q3 2019 – exclusive

The move would more than double the size of its predecessor fund and follows the €628m listing of portfolio company Neoen this week.

BlackRock targets APAC renewables creating new role – exclusive

The fund manager expects to commit at least $5 billion to assets in the region, its newly appointed head of renewable power in Asia-Pacific says.

SUSI eyes €70m first close for second energy efficiency fund – exclusive

The firm will invest 20% of the new vehicle outside Europe, strongly targeting the US, where it is exploring the possibility of raising a dedicated fund.

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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