Project Finance NewsWire

March 2022


Effects of the Russian invasion

Leading project finance market participants were split as the NewsWire went to press about the effect the Russian invasion of Ukraine will have on renewable energy and the broader project finance market.

Cost of capital: 2022 outlook

A record number of banks and grey market lenders are chasing projects at the start of 2022, keeping downward pressure on interest rates despite rising inflation.

Policy outlook for US renewable energy

Law firms are fielding constant questions about the outlook for the “Build Back Better” bill, whether certain provisions risk being left behind and what is likely to happen with Customs seizures of some...

The road ahead

The talk at the annual Infocast Projects & Money conference in New Orleans in late January was about the rapidly evolving US renewable energy market.

Sophisticated use of political risk insurance

Lenders and equity investors in emerging market projects can make more sophisticated country risk analyses, insuring selected risks in a manner that increases the internal rates of return on projects.

Environmental update: March 2022

The Biden administration is looking for other ways to press banks to prepare for potential threats to the nation’s financial system from climate change.


Replacing LIBOR

Replacing LIBOR with SOFR will not trigger US tax consequences, as long as the change doesn’t cross one of four tripwires.