Finance

Focusing On Energy During Washington Spring

The World Bank Group & IMF hold the annual Spring Meeting this April 15 – 17 when energy is on the of the developmental agenda. Each spring, thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, and participants from the academia and private sectors, gather in Washington DC for the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.


Unleashing Africa’s Potential Through Energy Sector Investment

With Africa’s exciting growth path and the fact that most Sub Saharan African countries are working on policies to fast track investment in the power sector and renewable energy infrastructure, the Africa Energy Investment Summit to be held in Washington DC in April, 2016 promises to be informative and encouraging to global energy sector investors.


Egypt’s Determined Investment In The Energy Sector

Egypt has recently announced that it intends to double its current power generation capacity of about 30,000 megawatts by 2020 to address power shortages and support a growing population and economy. Power Generation Projects Egypt will focus on the implementation of strategies to finance, construct, and operate conventional and renewable energy plants in Egypt.


Egyptian Government Outlines 30GW of Energy Projects

Next month (February 16th to 18th, 2016) Egypt’s government, regulators, and public sector stakeholders will discuss the role of DFIs and the private sector to fund and build 30GW of electricity generation, transmission, and distribution projects that are about to go to tender, and projects which will require additional investments and partnerships to be completed.


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Why Renewable Energy in Latin America is a Winner

This wind turbine in Tilarán, Costa Rica is contributing to the country’s 98.55% renewable electric grid. (cc) Richie Diesterheft Renewable energy in Latin America has made some important gains over the last decade and seems…



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Invest In The Disruptive Innovation That Matters

Wal van Lierop © Chrysalix EVC There is no denying the obvious: exciting apps create a big buzz. With sky high valuations and frenzied levels of investment being put into the latest apps and social…


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Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Map

Click for larger version. © Solarplaza Democratization of energy and finance now go hand in hand, thanks to crowdfunding. Platforms all over the world are enabling people to contribute towards the environment themselves, while making…


Community Renewable Energy: Success Despite Challenges

The WindShare wind turbine on Toronto’s lake shore is a technological success and a clear demonstration of the viability of community renewable energy. Nevertheless, the co-op model, as applied to renewable energy, is not without its challenges.


Community Renewable Energy: Strength In Numbers

It seems that everywhere you look these days you see rooftop solar arrays … on houses, on factories, on schools. Many of these are grid-connected systems, sharing their power with their neighbors through the local utility grid in return for a feed-in-tariff. It’s a sweet deal … if your circumstances permit it. If they don’t, you may want to consider a community renewable energy project.