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Sunday, 17 February 2019

PFI Global Energy Report 2014

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  • Debt gains ground in residential solar

    The US residential solar market arrived in 2008. That year, SolarCity and Morgan Stanley closed the first residential tax equity portfolio financing in the United States. By Dan Sinaiko, a partner in Akin Gump’s Los Angeles office.

  • Rabigh 2 – The phoenix that flew

    Rabigh 2 IPP was the first project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be affected by a recent policy shift on fuel. By Rohit Gokhale, director and Soudki Atassi, associate director, acquisitions and project finance, ACWA Power.

  • Cracks in DOE's LNG approval process

    The US Department of Energy’s recent approval for Jordan Cove to export LNG to non-Free Trade Agreement countries is hopeful news but a close look at DOE’s review process signals significant problems, especially in the light of the crisis in Europe. By Philip Angeli, associate, and Lee Alexander, partner, energy attorneys with DLA Piper LLP (US).

  • Engaging Africa – Risk and reward

    Africa is not a country. And while it is a continent, and has often been a cause, it is not some monolithic mass. By Jason Kerr and Rebecca Campbell, partners at White & Case LLP, Joshua Apeadu-Siaw, a lawyer and director of the firm’s Africa Practice, and Anthony Elghossain, an associate with the firm.

  • Importing US LNG into Asian markets

    Against a backdrop of rapid economic growth, Asia’s appetite for liquefied natural gas (LNG) has increased substantially over the years. By Chin Chew, head of Asia-Pacific Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Group, Kim Hock Ang, senior associate and Shining Ong, trainee lawyer, Baker & McKenzie.

  • Kenya seeks utility-scale deals

    This case study describes the growth of the energy sector in Kenya and the challenges encountered during the development and financing of the Kinangop wind farm and how they were addressed. By George May, associate, and Antony Skinner, partner, Ashurst.

  • Banking on the FLNG boom

    Worldwide global spending on floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) is expected to reach US$47.4bn over the next seven years1, with Australia and South-East Asia accounting for close to 60% of this expenditure2. By Sharon Wilson, partner, and Brendan Quinn, partner, Herbert Smith Freehills.

  • Santo Antonio places hydro bonds

    Santo Antonio Energia (Saesa), which operates the Santo Antonio hydroelectric power plant in Porto Velho in north-west Brazil, has sold an R$700m (US$316.11m) two-tranche bond. This is the first public sale of debt for the project. By Adrian Murdoch.

  • Developing power projects in Mongolia

    Mongolian law currently enables a major power development project to be implemented pursuant to two different structures. By Kate Axup, partner, and Debra Counsell, special counsel, Allens.

  • Renewable investment in South-East Asia

    Investment in renewable energy remains a key agenda of all major economies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). With the increasing emphasis on energy independence, especially in resource-poor countries, and growing negative public sentiment over environmental harm caused by fossil fuels, countries are increasingly turning towards renewable energy for solutions. By Sharad Somani, partner, Global Infrastructure Advisory, and  Gregory Thomassin, assista

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