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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.

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.

Australia’s renewables sector will ‘continue to flourish’

Just 12% of respondents to a MinterEllison investor survey said regulatory and political uncertainty was the main barrier to investing in the sector, notwithstanding the lack of a federal energy policy.

Australian musicians band together to launch solar investment fund

Future Energy Artists teams up with superannuation fund to make ‘hardcore solar infrastructure investments’.
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Sydney Light Rail legal disputes settled with revised PPP

ALTRAC consortium will inject ‘substantial additional equity’ into the city’s troubled transport project, as Acciona agrees to withdraw its A$1.1 billion legal claim.

‘No limit’ to AXA IM Real Assets’ potential investments in infra

CEO Izabelle Scemama said the French asset manager is interested in ‘the classic infrastructure sectors’, but not PPPs where returns are ‘more challenging’.

Queensland solar regulation changes lead to court action and uncertainty

Clean Energy Council argues new law will drive up construction costs as Impact Investment Group scheme files Supreme Court action.

QIC and Superloop ‘unable to agree’ on takeover deal as exclusivity period ends

QIC had made an offer of A$1.95 per share, which valued the fibre network operator at approximately A$493 million.

‘A little bit of stress could be good’

Global head of infra debt Andrew Jones walks us through the deployment of AMP Capital’s $2.5bn third junior debt fund, now fully invested.

Wind and solar de-ratings demonstrate ‘substantial uncertainty’ of Marginal Loss Factors

Year-to-year changes in Marginal Loss Factors are making investment decisions in Australian renewables more difficult, New Energy Solar chief executive John Martin argues, as two of his company’s projects are awarded lower ratings.
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