Andrea Course works in Shell Ventures as Venture Principal where she invests in innovative start and scale-up companies that accelerate the energy transition, focusing in the areas of ML, AI, Robotics and Decarbonization. Currently she sits on the boards of Innowatts (Digital Energy Platform) and Osperity (Intelligent Visual Monitoring). Andrea has 15 years of experience in the energy sector as both technical SME and investor.
ICE is a green fuel company focused on mega scale projects to deliver economies of scale and competitive pricing in green hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, and other synfuels. We have announced three projects: two are in Western Australia totalling 76GW+ of upstream wind and solar and downstream production of up to 30 MTPA of green ammonia.
Applying a climate lens to investing is, today, not an unfamiliar notion. Given that ‘environmental’ is a central pillar of ESG, reporting on climate and integrating it into business and investment decisions has had a lot of attention in recent years.
Hydrogen has widely been earmarked as the ‘golden key’ solution to unlocking a future energy supply that is clean, green and efficient. Central to this conundrum is the participation of the region with the highest energy consumption in the world – Asia Pacific. In this article we have sought to uncover the opportunities, challenges and realities in developing a regional hydrogen economy, and what that may mean for the global market.
We believe green financing can play a huge part in reducing carbon emissions and, in the process, help mitigate the severe impact climate change will have on our lives. But in the past, it has often been overlooked as banks’ biggest impact is indirect by financing carbon-intensive companies or projects and disclosure on these financed emissions has been poor.
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
The Climate Council recently approached David Maguire, Founder of BNRG, for insightful perspective on how renewables developers are maximising their rapidly expanding opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Global law firm White & Case highlights the steady expansion of climate change disputes, and contemplates what lies ahead. Read More.
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.
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 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?
It is increasingly important to see what lies behind oil companies’ stated transition strategies, which have seen a step change in investment allocations since 2018. We reflect on how the IOCs are tracking with their energy transition goals so far in 2020.