All articles by Leigh Elston

Leigh Elston


Namibia stakes its future on the green hydrogen market

Namibia, a country of abundant wind and sun, has ambitions to be one of Africa’s first green hydrogen export hubs.

How debt-for-climate swaps can help fund the energy transition

A debt-for-climate swap plan is expected from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank ahead of COP26. If fit for purpose, it could be highly effective in addressing spiralling low and middle-income country debt and the climate crisis.

Why South Africa’s carbon offset market is looking to expand

The introduction of a carbon tax in South Africa has revived interest in its lethargic offset market. This could be good news for emissions reductions, if the right projects are invested in and delivered at scale.

South Africa’s misguided lack of focus on cheap renewables

Cheap renewable energy and difficulties financing coal are forcing change in South Africa, but there are concerns vested interests could push gas over solar and wind.