Lighting the Way: Namibia's Role in Powering Africa and the World

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Going Dutch: Heat pumps win market share in Netherlands decarbonization plan

Heat pump sales jumped 36% in the Netherlands in 2023 thanks to government incentives promoting the decarbonization of residential construction. SP Commodity Insights experts Alexandre Mace and Francesco d’Aveck join EnergyCents hosts Hill Vaden and Sam Humphreys to discuss the rationale behind government planners’ heat-pump promotion and consider what learnings the Dutch case study offers for other countries.Learn more about SP Global Commodity Insights energy coverage at: https://www.spglobal.com/commodityinsights/enMore listening options:

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Increasing electric vehicle range with new semiconductor technology

In this episode of Energy Evolution, host Taylor Kuykendall interviews Dan Brdar, the CEO of Ideal Power. Ideal Power is developing a bidirectional semiconductor power switch with a wide range of applications, including electric vehicles, renewable energy and datacenters.The technology enhances energy efficiency and is starting to gain traction in the industry. Ideal Power is partnering with Stellantis, an automotive giant, to develop a custom power module for use in next-generation electric vehicle platforms.Brdar says his company's technology can increase the range of electric vehicles by 7% to 10%, addressing the issue of range anxiety that is holding back adoption of new EVs. He also talks about the cost of electric vehicles and the need for a charging infrastructure as challenges for wider EV adoption.Energy Evolution is a podcast dedicated to exploring the latest innovations, trends, and challenges in the energy sector. We bring you expert interviews, insightful discussions, and thought-provoking analysis to help you stay informed and engaged in the rapidly evolving world of energy.Subscribe to Energy Evolution to stay current on the energy transition and its implications. The show is co-hosted by veteran journalists Dan Testa and Taylor Kuykendall.More listening options:

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Insights from MPGC with Michael Stoppard

With important announcements coming from ADNOC Gas and their investment sin the USA and Mozambique, the confidence in the gas industry in the Middle East with its low cost competitive advantage and market optimism, listen now as Michael StoppardGlobal Gas Strategy Lead dives into what could hamper the industry such as coming oversupply and is it enough to dampen sentiment?This is part of The Inside Track series coverage of MPGC. To have your front-row ticket to the event, wherever you are in the world, please head over to Commodity Insights LIVE Series!

Infographic: Atlantic hurricane season could shutter USGC power and gas demand

The 2024 hurricane season could set records for number of named storms, hurricanes and major storms, based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s forecast reflecting a shift from the El Niño to La Niña conditions and extreme heat in Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters. Storms making landfall in the US could weaken demand for electricity and natural gas, which in 2021-2023 seasons caused power prices to drop sharply over short periods.See the full-size infographic

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Power Per Capita: The electrification of developing economies

Electricity consumption in the world’s developing economies is generally less than about 2,500 kwh per capita, compared to about 10,000 kwh per capita in the more developed world. Consumption, as well as expectations of reliability, will increase as these economies grow. Silvia Macri and Allen Wang join EnergyCents with hosts Hill Vaden and Sam Humphreys to discuss the competing priorities that influence electricity investment in emerging markets and draw specific attention to economies in Africa and Southeast Asia.Learn more about SP Global Commodity Insights energy coverage at: www.spglobal.com/commodityinsights/enJoin the conversation at energycents@spglobal.comMore listening options:

Lighting the Way: Namibia's Role in Powering Africa and the World

As Africa jostles for position in the global economy, Namibia's true potential is coming to light. This spectacular, vast, arid, and unforgiving land is revealing its treasures. Endowed with abundant natural resources and favorable weather conditions for green energy production, Namibia is poised to play a pivotal role in Africa's ever-evolving energy landscape. This is just the beginning of Namibia's journey, and it is destined to take center stage.The 6th edition of the Namibia International Energy Conference 2024 takes place from 23 – 25 April 2024 in Windhoek, Namibia. Themed ‘Reimagine Resource-Rich Namibia: Turning Possibilities into Prosperity,‘ this influential event brings together policymakers, energy stakeholders, investors, and international partners to foster industry growth and position Namibia as a prime investment destination. Convened by RichAfrica Consultancy, the three-day flagship event is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Mines & Energy and in strategic partnership with the African Energy Chamber. S&P Global Commodities Insights in partnership with RichAfrica and the African Energy Chamber will be present at the event delivering insights into Namibia's role in powering Africa and the world. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC

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Webinar: Financing African oil and gas deals in the age of transition

The African oil and gas landscape continues to change and adapt to the energy requirements of its population and the world. For its diversified set of exploration and production players, access to finance is core to their brownfield and greenfield operations.This webinar is in partnership with the African Energy Chamber which features our special guest Fernando Hermes, Executive Board Member and CFO of Etu Energias who’s shared his financing journey. Watch on demand now.Click here to download the slides

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