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John McKenna's blog

I’m a UK-based freelance business journalist and have been writing about infrastructure for over six years, working previously as energy editor for project finance website Infrastructure Journal and news editor for New Civil Engineer.

Offshore wind – market reform not enough

Posted by John McKennaThu, 17 Feb 2011

At a conference at Barclays Capital’s London headquarters last week financiers and developers were critical of the UK’s proposed electricity reforms, saying they will fail to attract the type of investment that offshore wind needs.

Hitting the refinancing wall

Posted by John McKennaWed, 26 Jan 2011

A large number of infrastructure companies and projects will need to refinance their debt in the next couple of years, and this “refinancing wall” is likely to have a negative impact on investment in new build schemes.