Global Renewables Report 2011
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Laos sits in a strategic central position in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. It has the largest hydropower potential among the countries there, yet its domestic requirement is the least. It is now becoming a major power exporter in the region, and its neighbours, Thailand in particular, are tapping its resources. By Minerva Lau.
The large-scale Latin American dam projects could yield little for project finance bankers. But the small hydro sector is proving to be a more enticing prospect. By Alan Gersten.
While cuts to the incentives system at the end of last year damaged Spain’s once-booming PV sector, the increasingly important solar thermal market managed to dodge the tightening of regulation. Is solar thermal the next big thing in the Spanish renewables sector? By Sophie Davies.
A considerable amount of public discussion has been taking place over the last 18 months around the new Offshore Transmission Owners (OFTO) regime. By Alan White, head of conventional energy, project finance, Lloyds Banking Group.
California based BrightSource Energy has closed a financing on the 392MW Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System (ISEGS) under construction in California’s Mojave Desert. By Adam Umanoff, Chadbourne & Parke.
CEIL is planning a series of EfW deals. By Hisaka Kimura, senior investment specialist with the Asian Development Bank’s Private Sector Operations Department and based in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
The Indian Government has set out an ambitious agenda to promote renewable energy. By James Cameron, Khawar Iqbal, Manav Futnani and Nishant Idnan, HSBC project and export finance.
Renewable regulations in Canada are governed province by province. By Danielle Jarvis, Andrew Lord and John Lemieux of Davis LLP.
The renewable energy industry in Australia believes that about A$20bn worth of investments are likely in the next nine years. By John Arbouw.
In 2001, Brazil faced a severe electric energy crisis. Rolling blackouts and energy rationing became common, even mandated by law. By Ivan E Mattei, partner, and Armando Rivera Jacobo, associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
The importance of renewable energy sources (RES) for Turkey is crucial, not just fashionable. By Aykut Bakirci, Yesim Bezen and Zekican Samli from Bezen & Partners, Istanbul.