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Investor group warns of project default risk in Australia due to MLFs

The group, which counts BlackRock, John Laing and Macquarie among its members, says that the current MLF regime can ‘materially impact’ investor returns in unforeseen ways.
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Japan’s proposed transmission charge will hurt renewables – report

The new fee to fund grid construction and maintenance could dampen investors’ confidence as the country looks to develop its offshore wind sector, experts say.
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Germany’s PNE receives take-private offer from Morgan Stanley

The takeover of Frankfurt-listed PNE would cost Morgan Stanley close to €300m from its third fund, based on its current offer.
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John Laing takes £66m hit on Australian renewables due to MLFs

UK-listed firm says changes to Marginal Loss Factors produced ‘unfavourable results’ for three Australian renewables assets.
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Partners Group adds Bango Wind Farm to Australian portfolio

The Swiss firm continues to invest in Australian renewables, despite the sector's current challenges, thanks to the ‘long-term tailwind’ created by factors including ageing coal-fired power stations and shareholder activism.
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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.
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US wind industry nears 100GW milestone

Production tax credits for the US wind industry are set to expire at the end of the year, but research predicts this is unlikely to stop new projects from being built.

Former Ørsted CEO to head up Macquarie wind strategy

Samuel Leupold joins Green Investment Group after five years at the helm of the Danish firm, which he left in February 2018.

Sparx closes greenfield renewables fund on ¥31.6bn – exclusive

Backed by Chubu Electric, Toyota, Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the new fund exceeded its original ¥30bn target and has already invested in a solar project in Japan.

Palisade looks to Japan again for debt refinancing on South Australia wind farm

The Sydney-based fund manager does its second deal in recent months with Japanese lenders to refinance one of its wind farms.
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