Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners is looking to raise €12 billion ($13 billion) to invest in renewable energy, making it among the biggest ever funds dedicated to the transition away from fossil fuels.
The levelised costs of electricity (LCOE) for utility solar and onshore wind in Asia Pacific were up 16% and 12% respectively since 2020, as equipment, construction costs and interest rates rose in the region. However, China was insulated from the trend.
Renewable energy M&A deal value in Asia Pacific increased by 11% year-on-year to $19 billion in 2022, primarily due to a surge in onshore wind and geothermal merger and acquisition activity.
Asian nations counting on offshore wind farms to meet clean energy goals are facing an increasing shortage of ships for installing the massive turbines in the sea.
Indonesia, home to the world’s largest geothermal energy potential, is opening tenders seeking investors to develop this giant resource, as it aims to expand the use of renewable energy to meet its net zero goals.
Vietnam is set to follow Indonesia and South Africa with a climate financing package of at least $11 billion to shift its economy away from coal and boost the rollout of renewable energy sources.
Japan's biggest power generator JERA said on Tuesday it will spend about 15 billion yen ($112 million) to buy a 35.1% share in Vietnamese renewable energy company Gia Lai Electricity JSC (GEC) to expand its overseas business.
Shell (LON:SHEL) has signed a collaboration agreement with Nickel Asia's renewable energy subsidiary, Emerging Power (EPI), to jointly develop, own, operate, and maintain renewable energy assets in the power hungry Philippines.
JSW Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates, has announced plans to acquire Indian renewables company Mytrah Energy for $1.32 billion. This is hot on the heels of Shell completing its $1.55 billion acquisition of Indian renewable energy developer Sprng Energy from Actis Solenergi earlier this week.
India’s state-backed Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and joint venture partner Greenko could invest up to $6.2 billion on Indian renewable energy and green hydrogen projects under the terms of an agreement signed this week, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.
DNV is providing technical advice and support to Pipeline Infrastructure Limited (PIL) on the integration of blended hydrogen into its gas trunkline assets in India – including transmission pipelines, interconnects and spur lines, compressor, valve, as well as metering stations and equipment.
India announced new renewable energy goals last year to increase non-fossil power capacity to 500 GW and meet 50% of the country’s electricity needs through renewables by 2030. However, after including large hydro under the definition of renewables, the country is likely to achieve its 2022 target but may miss out on the solar specific target, and subsequently fall short of the 2030 target, says GlobalData, a data and analytics company.
Singapore’s Mooreast Holdings has announced plans to expand its mooring and rigging solutions products range and to enhance partnerships with international players as it eyes expansion in the global floating offshore renewable energy sector following an IPO last November.
Germany and India have signed a series of bilateral agreements that will see the South Asian country get 10 billion euros ($10.5 billion) in aid by 2030 to boost the use of clean energy.
Optimism abounds about the future of wind power, with a clean-energy boom powering robust growth in an industry that businesses and governments agree is key to slowing climate change. But a nagging problem could keep the sector from fulfilling that promise: Turbine makers are still struggling to translate soaring demand into profit.
The deal volume for renewable energy assets in Asia more than tripled to $13.6 billion in 2021, as the number of transactions surged by 53% year-on-year to 75. Significantly, large corporate mergers in the solar energy sector fuelled the considerable increase in value, reported Enerdatics, a research company.
The era of ever-cheaper clean power is over, giving a fresh jolt of uncertainty to global energy markets battered by one supply crisis after another.
The conglomerate led by Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, announced plans to invest $76 billion toward clean energy projects, dwarfing an earlier commitment of $10 billion by the world’s biggest fossil-fuel billionaire.
The Indonesian government estimates that total investment of up to $1,043 billion will be needed to develop new power plants fuelled by renewable energy to achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2060. The Southeast Asian nation is currently heavily reliant on coal for power generation.
French power company EDF Group (EPA:EDF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Singapore government-owned utilities company SP Group to jointly develop a subsea transmission cable to enable renewable energy imports from Indonesia to Singapore.
An energy industry consultancy's diversification into renewables is expected to create new jobs in Aberdeen, London and other global locations.
State-backed Thai player PTT Exploration & Production’s (PTTEP’s) new chief executive, Montri Rawanchaikul, intends to strengthen the firm’s core upstream business in Southeast Asia, while preparing for new energy opportunities.
India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, who has run one of the world’s largest petroleum businesses for over two decades, yesterday announced that his company Reliance Industries, will invest 750 billion rupees ($10 billion) towards clean energy solutions over the next three years.
Renewable energy developer SSE Renewables is celebrating first power from one of its new onshore wind farms.
BlackRock has raised $4.8 billion (£3.5bn) for a new fund to invest in renewable power assets around the world - almost double its initial target.