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Government comes down from the fence on Fracking

United Kingdom - July 26 2018 Cuadrilla was given conditional permission on 24 July 2018 to move ahead with hydraulic fracturing of one of 2 horizontal wells at its Preston New…

Robin Hutchison, Bob Palmer, Jonathan Woolf

Fracking in Scotland: When is a ban not a ban?

United Kingdom - June 26 2018 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stated before the Scottish parliament in October 2017 that she welcomed the fact that “fracking in Scotland is banned.”…

Frank Fowlie, Robin Hutchison, Mark McMurray, Judith Aldersey - Williams

Solar energy in Africa: Morocco and Zambia

Morocco, Zambia - March 13 2018 Between 28 February and 2 March 2018, the fourth Powering Africa: Summit took place in Washington DC. Despite the US government’s ambivalent attitude…

Louise Dalton, Munir Hassan

Is there a FinTech boom in Africa?

Africa - November 28 2017 Financial Technology, or ‘FinTech’, is increasingly becoming a buzzword in parts of Africa’s technology and venture capital circles. Investment is…

John Armstrong

The rise of agricultural index-based insurance in Africa

Africa - July 20 2017 Index based agricultural insurance is gaining momentum across Africa as insurers and reinsurers tap into the large and diverse agricultural sector…

Simon Kilgour