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European solar: Panel beaters
European solar: Panel beaters
Paul Nicholson
19 June 2019

European solar is predicted to balloon again in the next two years. But with the move to merchant, a relatively seminal corporate PPA market, development of solar-plus-storage and some very different benefits in different country jurisdictions, there is still very little that is vanilla about financing the sector.

European Transport Finance: Funding next year's model
European Transport Finance: Funding next year's model
Paul Nicholson
16 January 2019

European governments and the private sector face an enormous transport challenge. In addition to demand for greenfield infrastructure, there is a backlog for investment in the renewal of existing assets and a swathe of upcoming new technology to factor into planning. Can the transport finance market respond with innovation in risk mitigation and new financing and concession models?

EV Charging Infrastructure: Balancing the funding equation
EV Charging Infrastructure: Balancing the funding equation
Paul Nicholson
3 January 2019

Electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is potentially the next big core market for project lenders and investors. But like mobile telecoms and broadband before it, the funding market for EV needs more certainty – risk mitigation, standardisation of technology and vehicle supply chain growth – before committing to the pricing and funding volume required to turn the sector mainstream.

EV Charging Infrastructure: Balancing the funding equation
EV Charging Infrastructure: Balancing the funding equation
Paul Nicholson
3 January 2019

Electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is potentially the next big core market for project lenders and investors. But like mobile telecoms and broadband before it, the funding market for EV needs more certainty – risk mitigation, standardisation of technology and vehicle supply chain growth – before committing to the pricing and funding volume required to turn the sector mainstream.

Offshore wind finance: A full-blown exchange of ideas
Offshore wind finance: A full-blown exchange of ideas
Paul Nicholson
30 November 2018

Offshore wind projects are getting bigger, costs are getting cheaper, the lending market is more diversified and even the seminal corporate PPA market is picking up. But as demand for lending rises, the sector faces some major financing challenges over risk allocation and liquidity – the answers to which are already being formulated.

PFI is dead – or is it?
PFI is dead – or is it?
Paul Nicholson
31 October 2018

The announcement by UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond that PFI is no more was no real surprise. But the government has left the door open to PPPs and cannot afford to put the UK's future £600 billion infra plan on balance sheet. So will the future of UK infra investment just be PFI on a slightly different footing?

Post-Brexit infra investment: Taking the blindfold off
Post-Brexit infra investment: Taking the blindfold off
Paul Nicholson
26 October 2018

With UK politicians seemingly blindly following the result of the referendum, those at the forefront of infra finance in the country discuss the reality of Brexit and what it will mean for future project development in the UK.

Post-Brexit infra investment: Taking the blindfold off
Post-Brexit infra investment: Taking the blindfold off
Paul Nicholson
26 October 2018

With UK politicians seemingly blindly following the result of the referendum, those at the forefront of infra finance in the country discuss the reality of Brexit and what it will mean for future project development in the UK.

Shop talk: The facts and fictions of UK infra investment
Shop talk: The facts and fictions of UK infra investment
Paul Nicholson
17 October 2018

UK flagship infrastructure projects continue to grab the financial headlines. But the reality is the UK is far behind its economic peer group in infra spend and delivery, and competition for funding is high. Jon Turton, director of Business and Investor Advisory at Arup, discusses his concerns about infrastructure investment policy, the impact of Brexit on the project market, and re-balancing the UK economy with significant infra spend in the North.

Growing green bonds in Mexico
Growing green bonds in Mexico
Paul Nicholson
3 September 2018

Ahead of TXF LatAm 2018, TXF spoke with Alba Aguilar Priego, Director of New Markets, SIF ICAP, Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV), to find out more about the BMV's Mexico Green Bonds Investor Statement, and how the initiative is greening the energy economy in Mexico.

Global project finance trends in 2018
Global project finance trends in 2018
Max Thompson
25 June 2018

TXF’s Global Project Finance Day in Prague at the start of this month threw out some big numbers on global infrastructure needs as well as some strong predictions on the financing trends for energy and infra projects as we move into an era of sustainable infrastructure. Here are the top 10 takeaways..