Tag: renewable energy financing

Financing the Transition: Energy Supply Investment and Bank Financing Activity

In 2021, banks financed 81% as much low-carbon energy supply as fossil fuels – for every dollar of bank financing activity supporting fossil-fuel supply, 0.8 supported low-carbon energy. While financing is a different metric to capital invested, this ratio broadly reflected real-economy investment activity at 0.9:1. For every dollar invested in fossil fuel supply in 2030 this should be matched with four times as much being invested in low-carbon energy supply.

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India’s renewable energy sector experiences a wave of M&A activity

Interestingly, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) continue to dominate India’s rene­wable energy financing, as is the case in many other large markets worldwide. In 2021-22, acquisitions contributed to more than 40 per cent of the total major renewable energy investments in the country. The M&A surge looks likely to continue in 2022-23 as well, with a few big acquisitions already announced and at advanced stages of completion. This article takes a deep dive into some of these acquisitions and assesses the growing renewable en­ergy M&A landscape.

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Emerging technologies can unlock a swifter energy transition: EBRD’s Nandita Parshad

Renewable energy is at the heart of energy transition. Not just because it is low carbon – it is also becoming cheaper than traditional energy sources; on top of the climate benefits it brings. Renewables are quick to build and scale up, provide energy security, and create jobs.  In real time and across the EBRD region, we are witnessing this trajectory becoming a staple, as countries evolve to become strong renewable players. We look forward to doing even more as these markets continue to develop.

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Renewable energy investments in Asia Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to attract approximately 40% of the total global investment in Renewable Energy capacity between now and 2050. The region – especially South East Asia – benefits from a unique combination of electricity demand growth, electricity supply crunch and abundant solar, wind and water resources to spur investments in Renewable Energy assets.

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Carlyle Group invests in Amp Energy

US-based investment firm The Carlyle Group has committed $374 million to Amp Energy, a Canada-based renewable energy infrastructure manager, developer, and owner. Equity capital for the transaction has been committed from Carlyle’s Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund and Carlyle’s Renewable & Sustainable Energy Fund.

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Senvion sells Indian unit to Dubai-based investor

Dubai-based Global Renewable Energy Development Holding Company Limited (GREDHCL) has agreed to terms with Senvion GmbH for the acquisition of its Indian operations, Senvion India. The transaction will see GREDHCL acquiring complete ownership of Senvion India including its factory, installed O&M base and current ongoing projects, intellectual property rights in the Indian market, and its employee base of over 300 individuals.

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