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Finding the right mix for African power projects
Finding the right mix for African power projects
Jonathan Bell
29 May 2019

African power generation is still dominated by a mix of hydro and coal, but renewables are finding good purchase in almost every country and at increasingly affordable scale and cost. Finding the right mix in a testing climate change environment though presents many challenges. Jonathan Bell assesses the landscape.

ECA debt: A financing tool to scale the delivery of SDGs
ECA debt: A financing tool to scale the delivery of SDGs
Hussein Sefian
29 May 2019

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the talk of the export finance community - and beyond. But ECAs and banks need to align their SDGs to help fill the sector's $2.5 trillion a year financing gap in emerging markets.

ESG-linked commodity debt: Real enough to change perceptions?
ESG-linked commodity debt: Real enough to change perceptions?
Sean Keating
22 May 2019

ESG-linked debt in the commodity sector has another convert – Mercon. And ESG transparency is arguably a new first mover advantage in commodity trading. But do ESG-linked deals have the transparency and auditing processes to offset public and buyer suspicion caused by centuries of commodity trading opaqueness?

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Red Electrica signs Hispasat acquisition facility
14 June 2019

Red Electrica Corporacion has raised a €500 million ($560 million) credit line to back its €949 million acquisition of an 89.68% stake in sa...

Mascarenhas joins ADB
14 June 2019

Sunil Mascarenhas – previously IFC supply chain finance advisor for Bangladesh, Vietnam and Mongolia – has joined the Asian Development Ba...

Al Dur 2 IWPP financial close expected this week
13 June 2019

Sponsors of the Al Dur 2 Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) in Bahrain – ACWA Power, Mitsui and Al Moayyed Contracting – are expec...

EuroAsia Interconnector builds momentum
13 June 2019

Financing of the EuroAsia Interconnector – a $3.5 billion HVDC submarine power cable project – is progressing, with applications to the Co...

Jordan opens 50MW wind bids
11 June 2019

Jordan’s Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources has opened the bids for the 50MW wind tender under its round three renewables programme.ACWA...