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23 April 2014

Urban Green Energy secures $5m investment ahead of public listing

Distributed renewable energy company Urban Green Energy (UGE) has secured a $5 investment from strategic partner, Energine, an Asia-focused green energy company traded in Hong Kong.

17 April 2014

Sony, Hydro-Québec to create smart grid joint venture

smartgridnetwork_170_170 Sony, Japan's biggest TV maker,has established a joint venture with clean energy company Hydro-Québec to develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids.

16 April 2014

International Finance Corporation invests $25.8m in new Pakistani wind farmp

windfarm-copy International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, is investing $25.8m in a new 50MW wind farm in Pakistan.

15 April 2014

Orix plans to buy solar and wind companies in $1.5bn spending spree

japan_1701 Japanese financial services group Orix Corporation is planning to spend 150bn yen ($1.5bn) in the next 12 months, acquiring non-financial companies including solar producers and wind farm operators.

15 April 2014

Shunfeng seeks $297m in bond offering to fund solar projects

solarpv_170sq Hong Kong-based solar power operator Shunfeng Photovoltaic International is looking to raise 2.3bn Hong Kong dollars ($297m) selling convertible bonds in an effort to fund expansion as it aims to achieve grid-connected capacity of 10GW by 2016.

14 April 2014

World Bank cancels $650m loan for 612MW Indian hydropower scheme

hydroelectric170 The World Bank has decided to cancel plans to fund India’s 612MW Luhri hydropower project to the tune of $650m.

14 April 2014

Jun Yang Solar Power Investment launches $25m bond offering

First-Solar_Construction_170SQ Jun Yang Solar Power is selling two-year convertible bonds in an attempt to raise 195.7m Hong Kong dollars ($25m).

11 April 2014

NextEnergy reduces IPO target to £85m blaming loss of cornerstone investor

solarpv_170sq The solar fund NextEnergy has slashed the target for its upcoming IPO for the second time, reducing it to just £85m from an original target of £150m.

11 April 2014

Japan says nuclear is a key power source as cabinet approves first energy strategy since Fukushima

japan_170 Japan has highlighted nuclear energy as a key energy source as its cabinet approves the country's first energy strategy since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

10 April 2014

China mulls ban on dirtiest coal in move that could spur renewables growth

Coal_170 China is considering a ban on imports of the most polluting coal, stopping shipments with high ash and sulfur content, in a move that may spur renewable take-up in the world's second largest economy.

9 April 2014

Mandiri, Armstrong team up to invest in Indonesian renewables

indonesia170 Indonesia-focussed investment company Mandiri Investment Management has entered into a co-investment arrangement with Armstrong Asset Management to work together to invest in renewable energy projects in Indonesia.

9 April 2014

Indian clean energy producer BLP to raise $1bn to boost capacity by 800MW

indian_rupees_170 Clean energy producer Bharat Light and Power is planning to raise over $1bn in the next five years to boast its power generation capacity to more than 1GW from its current capacity of 200MW.

8 April 2014

Private equity investment in clean energy lowest since 2005 due to ‘dearth of successful exits’p

World_170SQ Venture capital and private equity investment in renewable energy ‘was depressed in 2013’ coming in at $2.2bn, 46 per cent less than the previous year.

8 April 2014

Global solar private equity funding surges to $251m in Q1p

sunergy_170SQ Global private equity and venture capital funding surged to $251m in the first quarter of 2014, up from $87m in the fourth quarter of 2013.

8 April 2014

Japan fails to set clean energy targets in first update to energy policy since Fukushima

japan_170 Japan has held back from setting renewable energy targets in the first update to the country’s energy policy since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

8 April 2014

Turbine maker Senvion secures loan amid concerns over parent company’s debt

wind_sunset_170SQ1 German turbine maker Senvion has secured an €850m loan from a consortium of 14 banks for a period of three years, amid concerns over the financial health of its Indian parent company Suzlon Energy.

7 April 2014

Liquidators given green light for LDK Solar restructuring

Officials appointed to liquidate the troubled Chinese solar company LDK Solar have been given the green light to start restructuring.

7 April 2014

UN warns investment in renewable energy is fallingp

powerlines170 Investment in renewable energy declined by 14 per cent to $214.4bn in 2013 according to new research commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme.

4 April 2014

JinkoSolar seals $39m loan from China Development Bank

china-flag2_170 Chinese solar panel maker JinkoSolar a global leader has entered into a 214.4m yuan ($39m) loan agreement with China Development Bank (CDB) to finance two solar projects in Xinjiang and Gansu provinces.

3 April 2014

Private equity investment in renewable energy plunges by 32 per centp

ICE-renewables_170SQ Private equity and venture capital investment levels in the G-20 declined for the fourth consecutive year in 2013, falling 32 per cent signalling deteriorating confidence in the sector.

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