EGYPT – A GREENER FUTURE WITH HYDROGEN

Egypt has recently announced a partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the development of a hydrogen strategy as part of the government’s ambitious energy transition plans. It was reported that Egypt would allocate $40 billion to fund the implementation of the strategy, with the aim of achieving a production capacity … Read more

Green energy transition presents ‘unparalleled’ opportunity for Zambia

The green energy transition presents an “unparalleled” opportunity for Zambia, but for it to work, the mining sector needs a fair, predictable and stable regulatory framework, law firm Herbert Smith Freehills partner and Africa co-chair Peter Leon said during an address at the Chatham House Conference, in Lusaka, Zambia, on March 30. The administration of … Read more

Financing IPPs in the Age of Transition

Joanne Elson, a senior associate in the firm’s finance practice in London moderated a panel discussion on “Financing IPPs in the Age of Transition” at the Africa Investment Exchange (AIX) Power & Renewables event, which took place in London in November. Joanne was joined by distinguished panellists: Andreas Cremer (Director, Infrastructure & Energy, DEG), Conal Duffy … Read more

GREEN ENERGY IN AFRICA: ACCELERATING ENERGY TRANSITIONS ACROSS THE CONTINENT

Author: Rebecca Major The following article was first published by Jeune Afrique in The Africa Report (N° 116, July-August-September 2021) International investors need to reduce their carbon footprint globally and are being pushed by market forces, legislators, courts and shareholders to do so. Africa needs an “energy progression” as well as an “energy transition”. In … Read more

Boom de l’économie verte : les défis de l’industrie minière congolaise / Green economy boom: challenges and opportunities for DRC’s mining industry

Click here for the English translation Cet article a initialement été publié par Jeune Afrique dans son numéro du 1er Juin 2021 La transition vers une économie sobre en carbone s’accélère à la faveur des plans de relance économique dont les objectifs à cet égard sont ambitieux. Or pour les économistes, la transition énergétique n’aura … Read more

AFRICA EUROPE FORUM

Herbert Smith Freehills was a proud supporter of the Africa Europe Forum which was held virtually on 17 – 18 May 2021. Thomas Kessler, a partner in the firm’s Frankfurt office, joined a panel discussion on the “Role of Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Power Supply” together with Mario Ledic, Director Governmental Affairs, ANDRITZ HYDRO … Read more

The Future of Africa’s Energy Transition

We were delighted to host our live webinar on Africa Day on the topic of the Future of Africa’s Energy Transition. Journalist and BBC presenter, Lerato Mbele moderated the discussion between Ashwin West, Investment Director at African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Wandile Mamba, Investment Manager – Infrastructure and Climate Project Finance at the CDC Group, along with … Read more

ROLE OF ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS IN AFRICA’S GREEN ENERGY BOOM

Authors: Christophe Lefort and Mathias Dantin The following article was first published in the May 2021 edition of The Lawyer – The In-House Issue According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, renewable energy capacity in Africa could reach 310GW by 2030, which would make Africa the world’s top producer of green energy. If this prediction … Read more