The restrictive costs of infrastructure development across rural Africa leave millions without reliable access to power. Could solar PV panels and Micro-grid solutions finally solve this inhibitor to development?
A future in which Green Hydrogen gas is set to replace the carbon-intensive fossil fuels of yesteryear has entered an era of quiet and confident anticipation. How can the global south participate in this shift…
The Paris Climate Agreement is one of the most defining political acts of the 21st century, a rare global cooperative measure to tackle climate change.
The Energy Council has looked at renewables projects and programmes across Africa that are actively improving the lives of the women and children in their communities; promoting societal and economic inclusion of this historically disenfranchised demographic
Twelve years after Bitcoin was launched, prices continue to peak and trough. With this recent surge in the price of the cryptocurrency, comes a surge in the amount of electricity it uses. The Climate Council looks at the surprising environmental impact of Bitcoin.
Blockchain is most commonly known as the technology that underpins crypto currencies, the most well-known of which is Bitcoin. But the capability of the technology goes further than just the banking industry as it can also be harnessed to transform the renewable energy industry.
Sustainable finance can be described as taking due account of environmental, social and governance considerations when making investment decisions. This process is intended to lead to increased longer-term investments into sustainable economic activities and projects and lasting benefits to both clients and society at large.
Smart cities are the solution that may change our idea of how we live and how we can improve our communities, adapting to the unique challenges of the future.
The Climate Council recently approached David Maguire, Founder of BNRG, for insightful perspective on how renewables developers are maximising their rapidly expanding opportunities.
Read our Q&A with Roeland Menger works as Investment Manager at EDF -a French utility- where he focuses on developing projects and strategic investments in sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia and the Middle-East. With a past experience in amongst others a finance consultancy and at a Silicon Valley start-up, he comes with a proven track record in project finance, corporate finance and M&A, mainly focused on frontier markets
Whilst the green finance revolution is well and truly underway, it risks leaving out emerging markets, including some of the world’s most vulnerable nations to climate change. The Climate Council asks how Green Bonds can affect this and assist the revolution.
Emerging economy countries face the undeniably huge task to transition their economies to be cleaner and more sustainable. This transition however will impact jobs in fossil fuel-based energy production and could, if not considered from a social perspective, negatively impact millions of individuals in emerging economy nations.