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LEEWARD RENEWABLE ENERGY CLOSES $175 MILLION IN FINANCING FOR PANORAMA WIND FARM

Leeward Renewable Energy | November 25, 2021

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Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC (Leeward) announced that it has closed construction financing and secured tax equity commitments for its Panorama Wind Farm located in Weld County, Colorado. MUFG Bank, Ltd. served as coordinating lead arranger, bookrunner and administrative agent for the approximately $190 million financing. The financing is comprised of a construction loan, tax equity bridge loan and back leverage term loan commitment. National Australia Bank, Silicon Valley Bank and Helaba Group ...

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COMCAST TAKES FIRST STEP TOWARDS CARBON NEUTRALITY WITH 250 MW SOLAR DEAL

Comcast | April 01, 2022

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On March 31, Comcast announced that it had agreed to buy 250 megawatts (MW) of solar electricity from Constellation, which will power about 13% of its U.S. operations and most of its Mid-Atlantic operations with clean, renewable energy. The agreement will fund the construction of Scout Clean Energy's Blue Sky Solar Project in Illinois, resulting in creating local jobs and the addition of clean energy to the United States' power grid. “Sourcing cl...

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NEW JERSEY PUBLIC UTILITIES BOARD PLANS FOR 2.4 GW OFFSHORE WIND POWER

NJBPU | July 27, 2020

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New Jersey is considering up to 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy in its second request. In a draft application guide for its second offshore wind application, the New Jersey Public Utilities Board (NJBPU) is planning a bidding round from 1,200 MW to 2,400 MW with wind turbines. The draft of the second application guidance document anticipates that NJBPU will consider the second application at a September 2020 agenda meeting. The applications would be accepted in December 2020 with a final decisi...

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AMAZON SIGNS BIG PARTNERS IN PLEDGE TO BE CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2040

seattletimes | June 17, 2020

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Amazon has attracted new allies for The Climate Pledge that founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced last September. Indian information technology consulting giant Infosys, U.S. wireless market share leader Verizon and U.K. consumer goods manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB) signed the pledge, which calls on companies to eliminate or offset all greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The three large companies, based on three continents and in three very different industries, illustrate the range of c...

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ENERGY

LEEWARD RENEWABLE ENERGY CLOSES $175 MILLION IN FINANCING FOR PANORAMA WIND FARM

Leeward Renewable Energy | November 25, 2021

Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC (Leeward) announced that it has closed construction financing and secured tax equity commitments for its Panorama Wind Farm located in Weld County, Colorado. MUFG Bank, Ltd. served as coordinating lead arranger, bookrunner and administrative agent for the approximately $190 million financing. The financing is comprised of a construction loan, tax equity bridge loan and back leverage term loan commitment. National Australia Bank, Silicon Valley Bank and Helaba Group ...

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ENERGY

COMCAST TAKES FIRST STEP TOWARDS CARBON NEUTRALITY WITH 250 MW SOLAR DEAL

Comcast | April 01, 2022

On March 31, Comcast announced that it had agreed to buy 250 megawatts (MW) of solar electricity from Constellation, which will power about 13% of its U.S. operations and most of its Mid-Atlantic operations with clean, renewable energy. The agreement will fund the construction of Scout Clean Energy's Blue Sky Solar Project in Illinois, resulting in creating local jobs and the addition of clean energy to the United States' power grid. “Sourcing cl...

Read More
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NEW JERSEY PUBLIC UTILITIES BOARD PLANS FOR 2.4 GW OFFSHORE WIND POWER

NJBPU | July 27, 2020

New Jersey is considering up to 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy in its second request. In a draft application guide for its second offshore wind application, the New Jersey Public Utilities Board (NJBPU) is planning a bidding round from 1,200 MW to 2,400 MW with wind turbines. The draft of the second application guidance document anticipates that NJBPU will consider the second application at a September 2020 agenda meeting. The applications would be accepted in December 2020 with a final decisi...

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AMAZON SIGNS BIG PARTNERS IN PLEDGE TO BE CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2040

seattletimes | June 17, 2020

Amazon has attracted new allies for The Climate Pledge that founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced last September. Indian information technology consulting giant Infosys, U.S. wireless market share leader Verizon and U.K. consumer goods manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB) signed the pledge, which calls on companies to eliminate or offset all greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The three large companies, based on three continents and in three very different industries, illustrate the range of c...

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