• Giant Australian wind projects get dual financing boost

    22 December 2017

    A pair of onshore wind farms in Australia with a combined 959MW of planned capacity have agreed financing deals with a host of major banks and telecommunications companies.

  • Big in Japan?

    04 September 2017

    Support from the biggest pension fund in the world is helping ESG take off in Japan, write Peter Cripps and Joe Walsh

  • Mitsubishi UFJ to follow SMBC into green bond market

    08 September 2016

    Japanese lender Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has said it is preparing a launch its inaugural green bond, following in the footsteps of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation's (SMBC) landmark issue last year.

  • Consortium nets £1.3bn for UK offshore wind project in 'swift' fundraising round

    13 May 2016

    Masdar, Statoil and Statkraft have bagged £1.3 billion ($1.9 billion) in project financing for a major offshore wind venture, saying the deal proves investor confidence in the sector.

  • Green bond comment, October

    28 October 2015

    A series of chunky issues have provided a welcome boost the green bond market in recent weeks.

  • SMBC becomes Japan's first corporate green bond issuer

    16 October 2015

    Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) has become Japan's first corporate green bond issuer with its inaugural $500 million offering.

  • Macquarie makes €720m offshore wind deal

    07 January 2015

    Macquarie Capital has made an investment of €720 million ($854 million) in an offshore wind farm, marking its biggest ever commitment to renewable energy.

  • UK GIB, Sumitomo and Bayerische Landesbank back £192m gasification plant

    21 August 2014

    A £192 million waste-to-energy gasification plant has become the first in the UK to attract long-term project finance, in a deal that could pave the way for similar transactions.

  • Gemini 'proves banks' appetite to lend to offshore wind'

    06 June 2014

    The financial close of the Gemini offshore wind project will help pave the way for further deals, and has confirmed that banks have an appetite for funding the sector, a leading advisor has claimed.

  • 'World's largest' offshore wind project finance deal agreed

    15 May 2014

    A €2.8 billion ($3.8 billion) project financing agreement has been secured for an offshore wind farm, in a deal that claims to be the largest of its kind.