Earth, Wind and Solar features conversations on renewable energy and infrastructure in emerging markets. The podcast is co-hosted by partners Sarah Devine and Rebecca Abou-Chedid who speak with business leaders, influencers and policy makers to examine trends, opportunities and innovative projects in emerging markets.
Ep14: Hydrogen Continued – Opportunities for Emerging Markets
We continue our conversation about hydrogen with Michillay Brown, corporate relations principal at Anglo American, Nuria Hartmann, manager, strategy and business consulting at HINICIO, and Ivana Jemelkova, senior managing director at FTI Consulting, and our podcast hosts Sarah Devine and Rebecca Abou-Chedid. What is Power-to-X (PtX) and what are the main challenges for PtX project development? What is the current state of hydrogen market development in South Africa and Latin America? Are there collaboration opportunities between the two regions and importing countries?
We explore this and more in part two of this two-part episode on hydrogen. We discuss current opportunities for hydrogen development in emerging markets, including sources of investment, and the future outlook for the global hydrogen economy.
Ep13: Hydrogen – Why is everyone talking about it?
Michillay Brown, corporate relations principal at Anglo American, Nuria Hartmann, manager, strategy and business consulting at HINICIO, and Ivana Jemelkova, senior managing director at FTI Consulting, join hosts Sarah Devine and Rebecca Abou-Chedid for a conversation about hydrogen. Why is there growing interest in hydrogen and its derivatives? What is the hydrogen rainbow? What is the role of hydrogen in developing economies? How is it expected to affect the global energy mix?
We discuss this and more in this two-part episode on hydrogen. In part 1, we explore hydrogen and its use in the context of decarbonization. In part 2, we delve into the global hydrogen economy and what opportunities exist for emerging markets.
Ep12: Investing in Africa – Renewable Power to Entrepreneurship
Join us for a conversation with Walid Labadi, assistant general counsel, Africa, at International Finance Corporation (IFC), about IFC’s investments in North Africa, specifically Egypt and Yemen, in recent years. We delve into wide-scale renewable energy projects, foreign direct investment, the effects of the global pandemic, and the role of IFC and private sector investment in supporting entrepreneurs. We also discuss the differences between the business and legal side of project development and what’s ripe for further investment in Africa.
Ep11: Working with Collateral Agents in Emerging Markets
Bryan Gartenberg, director of business development at Delaware Trust Company, joins our hosts Sarah Devine and Rebecca Abou-Chedid to discuss the important role of a collateral and trust agent in a project finance deal. We get into what you should look for in the agent, what happens when things go wrong, and the differences between US domestic and emerging market deals. Bryan also shares his thoughts on building productive relationships with local governments, and developing and managing the relationship between the onshore and offshore collateral agent.
Ep10: The Story of Jordan’s First Wind Farm
In this episode of Earth, Wind and Solar, we have a captivating conversation with Samer Judeh, co-founder and chairman of the Jordan Wind Project Company, about the 117-megawatt Tafila wind farm. Tafila was the first and largest privately-sponsored utility-scale wind farm in Jordan, and it had a significant effect on the energy mix in the country. It was completed in 2016. We explore the innovations that made the project a success and lessons learned, and draw valuable insights for developers working on renewable energy projects in similar legislative and regulatory conditions.
Ep9: Unlocking Carbon Credits
Laura Kiwelu, partner in our London office who works on carbon credit transactions, joins Sarah Devine and Rebecca Abou-Chedid for a conversation about voluntary carbon markets. We explore what drives the growth of carbon markets, who the players are and what types of projects generate voluntary carbon units, allowing the stakeholders to offset their emissions for compliance or voluntary purposes. We also discuss primary and secondary contracting, transaction structuring, pricing considerations and key risk allocation. Tune in to this episode if you are interested in learning more about the rapidly growing voluntary market for carbon credits.