South Africa’s largest bank the Standard Bank Group sold its first ever green bond for $200 million to the International Finance Corporation (IFC). This is the largest sale of its kind from the continent yet.
Despite the many advances in the electrification of Africa, much of the continent has yet to be connected to the grid or have access to reliable and affordable power supplies. According to World Bank figures, Africa’s electrification rate is just 42%.
This is a brief list of some of the work completed for various clients in a variety of formats, during the past month. In July I covered a wide range of topics including developments in the oil and gas business, maritime sector including use of hydrojets, global environment, power generation including renewables, the application of industrial internet of things, constuction challenges and bunkering logistics. In addition, I visited and reviewed the current exhibition at Oxford’s Ashmoleum Museum. Plus produced a briefing on Italian utility Enel. Contact me to find out more firstname.lastname@example.org
Most people would be surprised to learn that the earth is now greener than the 1980s.
African LNG “will gain in importance, given its strategic location between the Atlantic and Pacific basins.”