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Asia’s renewables revolution

While infra investors shouldn’t expect a repeat of the $5bn Equis Energy deal any time soon, they can look forward to a wealth of renewables opportunities. Each market poses its own challenges, though. Kalliope Gourntis examines them.

Macquarie Capital makes biggest investment in Australian renewables

Its equity financing for the 226MW Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria represents the firm’s first major foray into the country’s wind energy space.

Indian farmers get boost from 2GW solar project

Dubbed the world's largest solar park, the $2.3bn Pavagada facility will lease land from struggling producers in an arid part of Karnataka state.

How has Japan’s energy market changed since Fukushima?

It is seven years since the devastating nuclear disaster, which forced the country to embrace more renewables. We look at what shape that transformation has taken.

CIP makes first geothermal investment with German move

The deal comes as the CIP III fund secures its first Asian LP ahead of an expected final close this month.

Australian gov’t to take full ownership of Snowy Hydro

New South Wales and Victoria have agreed to sell their stakes in the hydro scheme for nearly $5bn, which they will invest in other infrastructure projects.

3i-backed Infinis to acquire Alkane Energy

The infrastructure fund manager is backing Infinis’ acquisition of the independent power generator with a follow-on investment of £125m.

Impax realises Italian solar assets, as Fund III eyes May close

The firm’s second renewables vehicle has offloaded five energy plants with a total capacity of 15.7MW to Italian utility A2A.

The smart cities opportunity

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to use technological innovation to create a fully digitised smart city in Toronto, while innovating the financing structure for infrastructure assets.

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