Green Hydrogen is the trendiest clean energy source around, touted for its ‘simple’ ability to turn water into a highly combustible energy source capable of replacing our demand for oil and gas. However, the costs of green hydrogen are significant and from a commercial perspective, potentially unviable for some time.
Our focus is not so much on industrial businesses but more on financial business and businesses that have a social impact including social housing, renewables, transport and those which reduce carbon. To be clear, it is not an impact fund, it is ethical sustainable fund.
On the 16th of September the Climate Council held a webinar in partnership with White & Case, welcoming speakers from State Street Global Advisors, EOS at Federated Hermes, Orion Energy Partners, IHS Markit and Encourage Capital discussing how asset stewardship can bring about a low carbon economy.
The steel, cement & heavy-duty transportation sectors that we have become deeply reliant upon, are the very same that weigh us down as we seek to new paths to a cleaner, net-zero society. We have looked at the impacts of three of the most ‘hard-to-abate’ sectors and what alternatives may look like from the perspective of their emissions, costs and practicalities.
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.
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.
Summary: The absence of a clear benchmark for measuring ESG is the main barrier to investment into low-carbon infrastructure
On the 10 September 2020, the Energy Council hosted the fourth webinar in their debate series which posed the question of whether “The absence of a clear benchmark for measuring ESG is the main barrier to investment into low-carbon infrastructure.”
The absence of a clear benchmark for measuring ESG is the main barrier to investment into low-carbon infrastructure
10 September 2020 – There is no argument over the fact that much more investment is needed if we are to achieve the goals laid out in the Paris Agreement. In order to create an enabling environment for an accelerated transition, it is commonly argued that developed green standards and taxonomies are vital.
I see, at this point in time, corporates leading the transition to a low carbon economy -with the right policies and incentives by governments, investors building climate-resilient portfolios and consumers using their purchasing power.
As renewable energy investments grow rapidly across on-grid and off-grid locations, investments in the monitoring and control of these assets have gained momentum globally.
On the 23rd July 2020, the Energy Council hosted the second webinar in their debate series which posed the question of whether “a subsidy-free renewable global industry is possible within 5 years”.
The corporate sector’s responsibility in advancing energy efficiency, decarbonisation, clean electricity, heat and mobility
On 13 August 2020, we invited a panel of industry experts to discuss whether the corporate sector is the most important actor in advancing energy efficiency, decarbonisation, clean electricity, heat and mobility
Summary: ‘Greening’ existing infrastructure should be prioritised over investment into new clean energy projects
On 9 July 2020, we invited a panel of industry experts to discuss whether the construction of new clean energy projects should be prioritised over ‘greening’ our existing infrastructure to maximise efficiency by society-at-large
Solar power is steadily growing in Africa, with 5.8 GW being installed in 2019. However, Africa has a capacity estimated at 1,000 GW for solar power. So why were only 5.8 GW installed in 2019?