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A podcast about project finance, renewable energy & more

Ep17: Back-leverage Loans: Trends and Issues

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Back-leverage loans have become the primary way to raise debt for tax equity-funded renewable energy projects in the US. Today, we’re joined by Ralph Cho and Michael Pantelogianis, Co-Heads of Power and Infrastructure Finance, North America at Investec, to discuss the state of the back-leverage loan market. Continue reading “Ep17: Back-leverage Loans: Trends and Issues”

Ep16: Renewable Energy Hedges

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To kick off Season 2 of Currents, we’ve invited Rob Eberhart, partner in New York, to discuss financial hedges for renewable energy projects. Rob helped to develop an innovative new wind power hedge last year that attracted considerable attention in the market.

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Ep15: Cross-Border Energy M&A Transactions

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Mergers and acquisitions activity in the energy sector is on the rise, and cross-border transactions are driving much of this activity. In today’s episode, we talk to Marwan Azzi, from our New York office, who gives us an in-depth view of how these transactions work and shares his insight on market trends.

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Ep14: Political Risk Insurance: Industry Overview and Trends

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As political uncertainty continues to dominate the news, we take a closer look at political risk insurance: a valuable tool when developing projects in riskier emerging markets. Ken Hansen, partner in our Washington office, joins us to give a breakdown of the industry and major players, and discuss recent developments.

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Ep13: Spotlight on LNG-to-Power Projects

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The global LNG industry has seen remarkable growth in a short time. Noam Ayali and Brian Greene, partners in our Washington, DC office, fill us in on the market, how these projects are developed and financed, and some of the hurdles you might face.   Continue reading “Ep13: Spotlight on LNG-to-Power Projects”

Ep12: WIFIA and the US Water Infrastructure Gap

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The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, “WIFIA,” is a funding mechanism that was enacted to address the US water infrastructure gap. WIFIA aims to encourage private investment in public water infrastructure projects, and the EPA announced last week that it had received 43 letters of interest in its first round of solicitations. In this episode, we speak with Jake Falk, Counsel in our Washington, DC office, to discuss the WIFIA program.

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Bonus: An Interview with Governor Pataki

In this special bonus episode, Governor Pataki discusses his political views and influences, what motivates him, and his advice for the next generation.

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Ep11: Governor Pataki’s Perspective on Energy and Infrastructure

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In this episode, we’re joined by the 53rd Governor of New York state, George E. Pataki, to discuss his views on the future of energy and infrastructure under the Trump administration.

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Ep10: How US Tax Reform Could Affect Renewables

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As the Trump administration and the Republican Congress continue to work on corporate tax reform, we speak to Keith Martin, partner in the Washington, DC office and co-head of the project finance group, to walk us through some of the proposals and their potential effects on the US renewable energy industry.

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