Global Energy Report
Nuclear - A risky business: Countries across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are implementing multi-billion euro projects to construct the next generation of nuclear power plants (NPPs). However, will the as yet unused non-recourse model ever appear in the sector?
Environmentalists, politicians, and now developers are making it clear that carbon capture and storage (CCS) will be a big part of future coal project planning and will also be applied to existing projects to some degree. With the enormous costs of this technology, there may be a role for project finance. By Alison Healey.
Santander and Fotowatio Energía Solar SL have recently closed the financing of La Magascona, the largest photovoltaic project. By Adrian Katzew, global energy head, Alvaro Jimeno and Daniel Machuca, Santander Structured Finance.
Gaining the advantages of a utility-owned wind energy business is the strategy behind Roaring 40s. The Roaring 40s joint venture partner Hydro Tasmania is the trading name of the Hydro-Electric Corporation, a Tasmanian-based Government Business Enterprise. By John Arbouw.
Carbon trading is expected to grow in importance as the world seeks realistic solutions for curbing carbon emissions. It is surprising then the practice has yet to make a significant impact on project finance – where financing energy is the staple diet of business. By Rod Morrison.
The Ensus bioethanol project financing is the first in its sector in the UK. It is a sector that could bring forward half a dozen deals in the next 12–24 months. The sector is fashionable, ie clean energy, but is still at its frontier stage. By Rod Morrison.
Brazil’s biggest bank and the nation's state bank have multi-billion dollar plans to develop sugar/ethanol plants. Many of these plants will be small operations, but they could hold the key to opening a replacement source of energy for many nations. By Alan Gersten.
The Sultanate of Oman has an outstanding track record in developing IWPP and IPP projects and a long history of successful operation of such projects. By Rajit Nanda, SVP and CFO, Suez Energy Middle East Asia & Africa, Cedric Girod, senior financial adviser, Suez Energy Middle East and Pascal Martese, financial adviser, Suez Energy Middle East.
Southern Africa is one of the world's busiest places for new power projects. Massive economic growth needs a new generation of power plants to cope with increasing energy demands. Barry Marshall investigates schemes from parastatals such as Eskom and a host of IPPs in the region.
Singapore, the city state located strategically at the tip of the Malayan peninsula, is becoming a major regional hub for oil and gas storage facilities. Universal Terminal is the latest to join the bandwagon. Minerva Lau writes.
Private equity funds have been racing to invest in renewable energy projects, which offer high returns and new opportunities for exposure in a sector that is seeing some big LBO-style infrastructure financings. Barry Marshallinvestigates.
In 2004, UK retailer J Sainsbury introduced a new service. If customers typed a code number from an organic potato package into the company's web page, they would instantly identify which farm had produced the potatoes. By Dr Marianne Osterkorn, international director, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).