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By Energy Group
The Fourth Energy Account sets out the incentives for installing photovoltaic power plants from 1 June 2011 to 31 December 2016.
By Boris Kasolowsky
The Spanish government recently published new legislation capping photovoltaic (PV) solar energy production and limiting entitlement to incentive feed-in tariffs.
By Jonathan Rees, Julian Makin, Christopher Pugh, Graham Watson
In collaboration with The Economist Intelligence Unit, we are pleased to offer you our views on the commercial opportunities and risks that Africa presents, most pertinently to the extractives industry.
By Joseph Huse, Helen Cook
Nuclear power is increasingly being seen as the energy of the future. Most established nuclear markets have considerable nuclear new build plans.
By Energy Group
On 25 August the Ministry for Economic Development decree came into force. It confirmed incentives for the generation of electricity by photovoltaic power plants that start operating from 2011 to 2013 (the so-called ‘third energy account’).
By Tony Foster, Milton Lawson
The equitisation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) can be traced back to a pilot project that started in 1992 (slightly worrying news for proponents of public private partnerships (PPP), who have just seen the first draft of the regulations on PPP pilot projects).
By Tim Coleman
Multilateral development banks spend $70bn each year on loans and grants to the developing world. In April 2010, for example, the World Bank approved a $3.75bn loan to South Africa-based Eskom Holdings, to build one of the world’s largest and most complex power plants.
By Nicholas Bliss, Nils Koffka
In terms of infrastructure delivery, governments across the globe face two main challenges. The first is well known and has been widely debated – the need to cut the massive fiscal deficits accumulated in part because of the extraordinary measures they took to stabilise the financial system and prevent the Great Recession turning into a new Great Depression.
It is estimated that approximately 75 per cent of the world’s trade is carried by ships and with increased globalisation this figure is set to increase.
By Joseph Huse
‘Nuclear new build’ in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has a very different meaning from ‘nuclear new build’ in any country with existing nuclear power capacity.
Industrial operators and developers, infrastructure funds, strategic investors, advisers and pension funds were among the delegates at the fourth annual Infrastructure Investors Forum Europe in the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer London offices on 2 February.
By Tony Foster, Milton Lawson
Infrastructure is creaking in Vietnam. A staggering 95 per cent of respondents to a recent survey named it as the biggest obstacle to investment in Vietnam.
By Lars Westpfahl, Jan-Holger Arndt
When we published our report Surviving the storm at the German Ship Finance Forum this time last year, it was clear that the industry was confronted by some of the fiercest challenges in its history.
By Kent Rowey, Dolly Mirchandani
Since late 2008, the United States has taken the first step towards a national program for high-speed rail by adopting legislation that mandates and partially funds a national rail program.
By Charles July, William Breeze
This paper considers the current position of infrastructure investment by the private sector in the Middle East. It reviews the impact on the pace of infrastructure development of certain trends affecting sectors in the region.