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Renewables Infrastructure Investment In Europe 2017

This report is essential reading for any organisation that develops, invests in or advises companies in the European clean energy sector. It not only provides forward looking insight from the sector’s leading investors, advisers and developers, but also features a detailed overview of investment and M&A activity in 2016.  

Free copies of this report will be extended to project developers and financial investors courtesy of the report sponsor Santander Corporate Banking Group.

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European Project Finance Review - 3Q16

The global downturn in clean energy investment recorded in the latest quarter was largely attributable to a substantial 39% drop in European project financing. 

Clean Energy Pipeline’s latest figures reveal a total of $10.38 billion was invested across 91 project finance deals in Q3 2016, which represented a decline of 12% year-on-year and marked the lowest performing quarter in European renewable energy asset investment in the past two years. 



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Global green bond review - 3Q16

Governments, corporates and financial institutions around the world issued $22.8 billion [+6% from Q2] in green bonds in the third quarter as investors continue to put their faith in green bond returns and banks capitalise on a low interest rate environment. 

Ultimately, the strong Q3 performance means the total amount invested in the first three quarters of 2016 stands at 34% more than the amount of green bond activity in the whole of 2015. 

Commercial banks fuelled much of the activity in the Q3 green bond market, issuing $7 billion more in bonds than they did in Q2. 


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China project finance review

  • China was the single largest financier of solar photovoltaic and onshore wind energy projects of any renewable energy market in the first half of this year.
  • Clean Energy Pipeline’s latest figures show project finance figures for solar PV and onshore wind reached $15.3 billion in H1 2016, making the Asian powerhouse responsible for nearly 30% of the global financing that took place in the two sectors.

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Global green bond review - 2Q16

Global green bond review - 2Q16

Clean Energy Pipeline’s latest figures show green bonds in the last quarter have skyrocketed to $20.2 billion, a 53% increase on the $13.2 billion issued in Q2 2015.

Despite the year-on-year growth, green bond issuances actually fell by $2.6 billion from Q1 2016. The main cause for this fall was a $7.5 billion drop in issuances from China, an explosive market in Q1 totalling $8.5 billion.

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Emerging markets project finance review - 2Q16

Emerging markets project finance review – 2Q16

While European project finance levels have been downsliding in recent months (15% year-on-year decrease), the emerging clean energy markets recorded a substantial 16% increase in quarterly investments across the Middle East, Africa, Latin & Central America, and Asia Pacific [excluding China, India and Australia] to $5.82 billion.

In fact, project finance investments were up across almost all of the aforementioned emerging regions. In the Middle East and Africa, there were $1.97 billion investments undertaken last quarter from 15 renewable energy projects, compared with the $902 million invested in Q1 across only eight projects.

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UK clean energy market review - 2Q16

UK Clean Energy Market Review 2Q16

Clean energy investment in the UK during Q2 2016 was down across nearly all asset classes as impending fears about Brexit took hold on the market.

Total investment in the UK in the last quarter equalled nearly $8.8 billion, a 12% decrease from the $10 billion invested in Q2 2015, according to Clean Energy Pipeline figures released today. It was also a nearly $7 billion fall from the investment recorded in Q1 this year, although that quarter’s figures were somewhat inflated due to a rise in project finance investments as companies raced to beat the Renewables Obligation deadline.

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Southeast Asian Clean Energy Projects

This Data Insight Report, sponsored by international law firm Bird & Bird, reviews clean energy projects in South East Asia during 2015.

South East Asian clean energy project finance totalled $2.7 billion in 2015, a 16% decrease on the $3.2 billion invested in 2014. This was the direct result of a lack of particularly large deals, of which there were plenty in 2014. Most notably, the $1.6 billion Sarulla geothermal plant closed financing in 2014. If this unusually large deal is excluded, clean energy project finance increased 69% in 2015.

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European Clean Energy Yieldcos 1H15

This Data Insight Report analyses the fundraising and investment activities of European clean energy yieldcos in the first half of 2015 (1H15). The analysis is based on deals tracked in Clean Energy Pipeline’s public markets and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) transaction databases.

Yieldco issuances surge 83% in 1H15
Clean energy yieldcos raised $944 million on European public markets in 1H15, almost double the $517 million secured during in 1H14. The robust start to the year was underpinned by the $493 million IPO of Saeta Yield - the yieldco vehicle of Spanish construction company Actividades de Construccion y Servicios - in February 2015. The offering, which was more than 2x oversubscribed, was priced at...

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Green Bond Update

Green Bond Update 1H15

This Data Insight Report analyses the fundraising and investment activities of European clean energy yieldcos in the first half of 2015 (1H15). The analysis is based on deals tracked in Clean Energy Pipeline’s public markets and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) transaction databases.

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  • Global green bond review - 2Q16
  • UK clean energy market review - 2Q16
  • Bird&Bird_SEA_2015_Final_080306 Press
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  • Green Bond Update