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Ghana draws corporates into financial pain zone ahead of hoped-for IMF deal

President Nana Akufo-Addo’s cash-strapped government is mired in disputes with power producers, oil companies and other big investors, amid creditors’ concerns over its refinancing plans and a build-up of payment arrears. This is complicating the finalisation of an expected $3bn IMF facility and efforts to relaunch Ghana’s investment drive, write Jon Marks and AE staff.

Issue 481 - 30 March 2023

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European Hydrogen Bank can help Africa achieve its green fuel potential

Its wealth of renewable energy resources, availability of land and proximity to markets mean Africa holds the key to Europe’s vision of a net zero future based on green hydrogen (GH2) use. The manufacture of carbon-free liquid fuels could also transform the continent, but project sponsors, financers and offtakers need to ensure this is done fairly, while contributing to economic and social development. The establishment of the European Hydrogen Bank can be a crucial step in that direction.

Issue 480 - 16 March 2023

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New report suggests SDG7 could be achieved by 2034

African Energy staff led research for the Africa-EU Energy Partnership’s second annual European Financial Flows on SDG7 to Africa report.

By 2027, almost 30% of Africa’s electricity will be generated using natural gas

Despite questions from some quarters over its applicability as a ‘transition fuel’, African Energy Live Data expects 18.3GW generated from natural gas to come online by 2027.

Research underlines challenges faced by carbon and renewable credits markets

Almost 50% of respondents to an African Energy survey said the certification of carbon or renewable credits is too costly or time-intensive.

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