Phillip has been providing long term support to Greenpeace International in developing and guiding policy and strategy on renewable energy initiatives in Africa, Europe and Asia. The aim of the initiative is to unlock RE development by providing the organisation with the right tools, training and strategies whilst working externally with governments, finance, development finance institutions, commercial partners, other organisations and communities. This has included working with several African governments, global finance organisations, and multiple NGOs to develop a global strategy to move RE uptake to a tipping point through practical solutions oriented projects and campaigns. We are working towards securing enabling policy and regulatory adjustments, scalable and replicable solar PV project roll out, net metering and virtual net metering projects and top level political engagement.
The project is now in feasibility stage and bathymetric, hydrology and grid studies are under way. We continue stakeholder engagement and the project is now being managed by our development partner.
This project is in incubation, and perhaps our most exciting yet - more to follow when it gets launched ...
Phillip Stovold - Project Lead
Phillip Stovold has moved to London. After years in Spain, France and Africa he has finally returned home.
Still likely to be in Cameroon and elsewhere on the African continent this year - with Malawi, Liberia and Kenya probably, if you want to meet our leading man London is probably where he'll be.
We are very excited to be working on this REDD+ project that will secure the preservation of this critically important conservancy and the flora and fauna within and around it. Founded by Kuki Gallmann and nurtured for decades this vital safe haven for elephants and many other (sometimes unique) species is our latest REDD+ involvement - contact us if you would like further information.
We have been out in Cameroon a fair bit recently and are now working with a client to bring the development and project finance in for a large scale renewable energy rural electrification programme in Cameroon. We have coined a new term along the way - calling it a RERE programme makes this easier to discuss! We produced the profile document below as part of the documentary process of the company:
After a long period of consultation and preparation we are now beginning to launch the sales and marketing of carbon credits for this very special carbon offset project.
The Laikipia Nature Conservancy has been protecting wildlife and the natural environment it needs to thrive since the 1970's, Kuki Gallmann, author of 'I dreamed of Africa' has created a haven now being considered for recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site. With elephants suffering a renewed onslaught from technology assisted poaching there has never been a more important time to support and protect those brave people that have maintained refuges for them.
Anyone wishing to be involved, perhaps through corporate partnership, or becoming carbon neutral through the purchase of credits, please contact us. The Mukutan REDD+ is clearly visible on Google maps, and it is for the protection of the trees and fauna that the project will receive credits, rewarding it for the protection of Kenya's biodiversity and hence the retention of carbon it its 90,000 acre 'sink'; through the avoidance of deforestation and the associated degradation of the landscape.
Arguably the most important REDD+ project from a conservancy perspective - we are very excited to be promoting these credits.
We have been working on major funding for multiple solar projects in sub saharan Africa and are currently working through options with the World Bank and developing financial proposals for the AfDB.
With the potential to bring solar lighting to hundreds of thousands of homes in rural Africa, and provide power to farmers, schools and hospitals; this is a very exciting project.
Our client is making rapid progress on the ground with PPA's and community agreements, and we expect to have project delivery possible from 2014 onwards.
A good example of World Bank funding through the carbon offset mechanism and the CDM providing emissions reductions and sustainable development where it is most needed.
We are busy putting together a business proposal for a patented film that allows for carbon dioxide absorption by algae over hectares of land, effectively creating an algae farm that consumes CO2 and produces algae that can be used as animal feed or fuel.
A virtuous circle and scaleable. Development funding is being sought to implement on a larger scale with input output measurements and viability and stress testing.
Water screw tidal generator - 500kw per 10m in 2 metres per second current. Interest invited for patent and development rights and/or test applications.
Renewable Energy Expert