Geothermal power project in Indonesia makes its mark across the region

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Construction on the world’s largest single contract geothermal project is underway in Indonesia following the completion of landmark US$1.17 billion financing deal between Sarulla Operations Limited and international lenders, including ING.

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Eneco: Supporting a sustainable energy company

Eneco: Supporting a sustainable energy company

Many countries and companies are stepping up efforts to promote energy saving and clean alternatives for fossil fuel-based energy systems. Dutch energy supplier Eneco was one the first major utilities to recognise the transition taking place in Europe.

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The rise of renewable energy

The rise of renewable energy

The rise of renewable energy has continued unabated, despite the uncertainties in the global economy, and lingering doubts over government policy. Renewables represent an ever larger portion of the globe’s total energy mix, and among these, wind power is seen as one of the most viable alternatives.

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From assets to access

From assets to access

The new ING report ‘From assets to access’ takes a closer look at the steps the capital goods industry can take to move closer to a circular economy.

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ING powers the way into solar energy in Japan

ING powers the way into solar energy in Japan

ING is helping Japan meet its renewable energy targets by financing a project that will generate enough solar electricity to power 4,500 households.

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ING tailwind makes First State’s Portuguese wind acquisition a breeze

ING tailwind makes First State’s Portuguese wind acquisition a breeze

First State Investments’ acquisition of Enel’s wind power assets in Portugal faced a challenging deadline. But ING’s renewables expertise and local presence enabled First State to rapidly complete a $605 million financing that met all of its requirements.

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ING’s leading global position in oil and gas grows US franchise

ING’s leading global position in oil and gas grows US franchise

On a trip to the Freeport Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility on Quintana Island, Texas, Bill Connelly, head of ING Wholesale Banking, and Richard Ennis, ING´s head of natural resources Americas, discussed the changing nature of the US energy business and how the bank is leveraging its leading global position in the oil and gas sector to continue growing its US energy finance operations.

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TenneT’s sustainable funding for growth

TenneT’s sustainable funding for growth

A €1 billion inaugural dual-tranche Green Bond issue by European transmission system operator TenneT has enabled the company to meet the growing pace of demand for energy, while supporting the sustainable energy policy objectives of its markets.

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Northwind: Green sky thinking

Northwind is committed to supplying clean, sustainable energy in Belgium for years to come. To satisfy an ever-growing demand for electricity they are constructing a state-of-the-art wind-farm.

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Plugging into energy efficiency pays dividends

Plugging into energy efficiency pays dividends

Despite the need to cut energy use to meet EU targets and the international community’s target to limit climate change to 2°C, investment in the sector has not taken off in the same way as funding for renewable energy. A new EEFIG report aims to change this.

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Green power for the Philippines

Green power for the Philippines

The 150-MW Burgos Wind Project heralds a new chapter in the Philippines’ development of renewable energy projects. The ground-breaking project was sponsored by the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) and at that time was one of the first wind farm projects completed in the country under the feed-in-tariff regime. Project Finance International (PFI) has named this project the Asia-Pacific Renewables Deal of the Year.

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Pathways to 100% renewable: how are companies reaching this goal?

Pathways to 100% renewable: how are companies reaching this goal?

Over 90 well-known companies worldwide have committed to the RE100 campaign, the corporate campaign that brings together major businesses who share the goal of obtaining 100% of their electricity from renewable sources.

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'A no-brainer': small businesses can be part of a renewables revolution too

'A no-brainer': small businesses can be part of a renewables revolution too

Small and medium-sized enterprises looking to source renewable electricity now have several options so they’re not left behind as larger corporates make the shift.

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How to save money and energy in buildings?

How to save money and energy in buildings?

Incorporating energy efficiency measures in buildings can increase their value by 9-11%. Now, a new tool helps owners understand what steps to take.

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Five renewable energy trends to watch in 2018

Five renewable energy trends to watch in 2018

Falling costs, Chinese dominance and competition in battery technology are some of the main developments to monitor in 2018.

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Is technology the climate saviour?

Is technology the climate saviour?

ING’s latest report ‘Technology, the climate saviour?’ suggests that technology could reduce energy-related CO2 emissions by 64% globally. This is close to the emissions reduction targets of 2050, but misses the Paris Agreement climate targets for 2030.

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