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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’.

Ofgem caps equity returns at 4.3%

The new regime is slightly more lenient than earlier proposals, although the regulator says consumers would save £6bn over the five-year regulatory period.

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.

The great British rip-off

The opposition Labour party’s flawed plans for nationalising the UK’s energy network should leave investors worried.

Labour reveals first details of energy nationalisation plans

The proposals, which Labour says will begin ‘immediately’, are ‘the last thing that is needed’, according to National Grid.

‘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.

I Squared exits solar company and targets Asian gas market

I Squared Capital’s co-founder has told Infrastructure Investor that Asia’s natural gas sector is a more attractive opportunity than renewables, after announcing the sale of Singapore-based solar company Amplus Energy Solutions. Gautam Bhandari said he was “very happy with the result” of I Squared’s investment in Amplus, which the firm sold this month to Malaysian […]

Marubeni’s infra fund falls short of targeted first close

MM Capital Partners failed to reach its first close target of ¥30bn for its maiden infrastructure fund due to some investors demanding more seed assets before committing capital.

Energy transition: valuing Australian renewables

The country’s renewables sector offers potential for above-average returns, but this high-growth story is not without risks. Megan Raynal, Australian infrastructure and renewables valuation specialist, reports
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