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‘We try to be open-minded about new tech’: MIRA’s head of innovation

Peter Durante talks to Infrastructure Investor about his role and how the fund manager thinks about technology.

Australia’s CEFC launches fund manager alongside Ironstone Capital

The state-backed entity will commit up to A$100m for investments through Warada Capital, which will also be ‘actively seeking’ funds from other institutional investors.

Investing in climate change mitigation should be ‘obligatory’

Institutions recognise the need for climate investing but not necessarily the scale required, says Climate Fund Managers CEO Andrew Johnstone.
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Queensland solar regulations struck down in court

Solar panels in the state can continue to be installed by trained labourers instead of licensed electricians as state regulations introduced in May would have required.
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Quinbrook seals landmark solar-plus-storage deal in the US

Fund manager’s co-founder says the Gemini project – one of three procured by Nevada’s largest utility, NV Energy – will be among the biggest in the world.

Equis to launch new Asian infrastructure developer – exclusive

The fund manager will look to attract institutional capital to invest in the new company, while its management team will hold a ‘significant minority stake,’ a source said.
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Policy inaction is ‘undermining’ energy investment in Australia – report

Industry Super Australia said that its members ‘stand ready to help’ with the transition to renewable energy but called on the government to do more to help create the right conditions for investment.

New office in Santiago gives DIF a LatAm ‘landing place’

The Dutch firm has deployed 65% of its fifth flagship fund and hopes to make its first investment in the region this year.

Australian election result points to continued inaction on energy policy

Right-of-centre coalition’s surprise victory means lower targets for emissions reductions and continued support for coal.

Capital Dynamics targets £400m for UK-focused renewables fund

The new fund, the eighth in the Clean Energy Infrastructure series, marks a slight shift in strategy towards targeting electric-vehicle infrastructure and grid support.
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