• UK must map path to growth as offshore wind delivers on costs

    Yesterday’s allocation of contracts for difference (CfDs) under the second allocation round (AR2), while fundamentally positive for the UK’s renewable market, was a mixed bag.

    September 21, 2017

  • Energy storage updater

    The largest non-recourse financing of energy storage assets anywhere in the world is the USD 2.3 billion financing of the AES Southland project in the USA that closed in June 2017.

    September 19, 2017

  • Understanding drivers underpinning emerging power projects

    In markets where indigenous gas reserves already support some gas-fired generation, LNG can boost volumes to sustain larger, more efficient plants, helping to support economic growth and rising power demand.

    September 12, 2017

  • Creating markets for North American LNG: Emerging market power projects

    With the significant growth of North America as an LNG exporter, investors in the North American LNG industry need to find buyers for LNG – at the same time, power demand continues to grow in emerging markets and, post-COP21, gas-fired power generation is perceived as a relatively low-carbon option for providing flexible generation.

    September 12, 2017

  • Contracts for Difference: round 2 results

    Consistent with what many industry pundits had predicted, offshore wind was the biggest winner of Contracts for Difference (CfD) in the second allocation round (AR2).

    September 11, 2017

  • New local planning panels for Sydney councils and update on staged DAs

    New legislation has commenced in NSW requiring all local councils in the Sydney area to establish local planning panels for their local government areas by March 2018 (Planning Panels Act). This update provides further details about these changes and the timing of their implementation.

    August 31, 2017

  • Energy regulatory updater – August

    This month we have seen a large number of electricity industry developments and initiatives by the National Electricity Market regulator, operator and rule maker. Download the PDF to see the monthly regulatory update.

    August 31, 2017

  • Australian debt capital markets – catching the solar wave

    The first half of 2017 has been particularly positive in the development of green bonds in Australia. Green bonds are debt instruments where the proceeds are ring-fenced and used exclusively to finance or re-finance projects promoting environmentally sustainable activities.

    August 30, 2017

  • New legislation to stimulate Victoria’s renewables sector

    The Victorian Government has recently announced the legislating of the Victorian Renewable Energy Target and Australia’s largest renewable energy auction scheme to date.

    August 28, 2017

  • Indonesian energy regulation update – August 2017

    The Indonesian government has introduced a number of recent changes to energy regulation including changes to 'government force majeure' risk allocation, efforts to improve electricity infrastructure, notification of IPP shareholding composition and management changes, and updates to regulations on renewable energy for electricity.

    August 23, 2017

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