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Tipping point: Turning Africa's waste into energy

Tipping point: Turning Africa's waste into energy

By | 04 Nov 2019

Waste-to-Energy could provide a solution to the need for sustainable waste disposal and renewable power generation in Africa, but financing, constructing and delivering major projects in countries without sophisticated refuse collection systems is a challenge even for experienced developers. Cecily Davis examines the case for WtE in Africa.

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Sanctions: Cooperating without overcompensating

Sanctions: Cooperating without overcompensating

By , and | 29 Oct 2019

Over-compliance with sanctions rules can paralyse a business unnecessarily, when a carefully considered proportionate response can minimise the risk of committing a breach. Fieldfisher sanctions experts Vivien Davies, Andrew Hood and Vanessa Wilkinson discuss how good planning and proportionate measures can help soothe the sanctions headache.

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Financing Ireland’s renewable energy future

Financing Ireland’s renewable energy future

By and | 16 Oct 2019

New legislation and incentives are attracting a wider variety of lenders and lending models to Ireland's renewables market. Feilim O'Caoimh and Elaine Traynor, renewable energy specialists at Fieldfisher, discuss how Ireland is accommodating rising demand to finance its clean energy projects.

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The Renewables Obligation Scheme: How RO can you go?

The Renewables Obligation Scheme: How RO can you go?

By , , and | 19 Sep 2019

The RO has been a cornerstone of the UK government's renewable energy support policy. Hugo Lidbetter looks at the scheme in practice and considers how it has fostered the growth and maturation of British renewables.

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Energy spotlight: Wind

Energy spotlight: Wind

By , , and | 17 Sep 2019

The success of wind energy in the UK has led to rapid capacity growth, but also the withdrawal of government subsidies. Hugo Lidbetter considers how the winding down of state support has left the wind sector to consider new financing models and ways of attracting future investment.

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RAB and go: Getting new nuclear underway

RAB and go: Getting new nuclear underway

By | 12 Sep 2019

As the high price of building more nuclear power capacity in the UK continues to be cited as one of the main reasons for not investing in this form of energy, Hugo Lidbetter evaluates UK government proposals for managing the cost.

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Energy spotlight: Gas

Energy spotlight: Gas

By , , and | 10 Sep 2019

As a fossil fuel, gas is less demonised than oil, however the UK has long-term ambitions to replace this form of power with lower-emission alternatives. Hugo Lidbetter examines the role of gas in the UK energy mix and considers some of the cleaner options available.

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Energy spotlight: Solar

Energy spotlight: Solar

By , , and | 05 Sep 2019

The sun has shone brightly on the development of solar energy in the UK, but as the industry matures, Hugo Lidbetter considers whether the sector has been a victim of its own success, and how it can continue to thrive.