Entries Tagged to 'Energy'
Victoria Cuming, Head of Policy - Europe, Middle East and Africa, Bloomburg New Energy Finance on: how well Sub-Saharan African countries are doing in terms of reducing their carbon footprint; the use of new coal facilities in some countries; the Nigerian privatization programme; finance sources for renewable energy; big renewable deals in the offing; and the prospects for reducing emissions in Africa. ... read more
June 30, 2015
Dirk de Vos runs a corporate finance consultancy, QED Solutions, in Cape Town and has been advising the renewable energy sector in South Africa for the last 5 years. He talks about: the advantages that renewables have over "big energy" projects; the South African renewable energy scheme; the process of awarding contracts to bidders; the social aspect of the contracts; the amount of energy South Africa will produce from renewables; and the lessons for the rest of the continent from the scheme. ... read more
December 5, 2014
Oluwadar Johnson Treseder, CEO, NeuBridges talks about: how the Garage is not just another tech incubator; the 6 week training programme; the community of individuals doing the training programme; the different mindset needed to be an entrepreneur in Nigeria; the kind of ideas it hopes to foster; and solutions for Nigeria's energy crisis ... read more
November 1, 2014
Oluwadar Johnson Treseder, CEO, NeuBridges talks about: how the Garage is not just another tech incubator; the 6 week training programme; the community of individuals doing the training programme; the different mindset needed to be an entrepreneur in Nigeria; the kind of ideas it hopes to foster; and solutions for Nigeria's energy crisis. ... read more
October 28, 2014
Kevin Sara, founder of multi-region solar development company Nur Energie, and Nashwa Satti, project manager at Nur, talk about their work with CSP, or concentrated solar power, as opposed to the more common PV, or photovoltaic solar power.
They explain: how CSP works and its advantages over PV; their €10bn solar project to export power from Tunisia to Italy via a 600km undersea cable; the potential for expansion in sub-Saharan Africa and into rural 'off-grid' areas; the financing of the business; and the benefits of power plants than can be assembled locally. ... read more
April 30, 2014
James Woudhuysen, Professor of Forecasting and Innovation, De Montfort University (UK) looks at: the different types of innovation in the energy field; what holds back innovation in relation to alternatives to oil; the supposed impact of the patent cliff in pharmaceuticals; and the lack of biology research by the pharmaceitical corporations like Pfizer. ... read more
June 16, 2011