Finance

State NBFCs – PFC & REC Reduce Lending Rates by up to 2 Percentage Points

State-owned non-banking financial corporations Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and REC will reduce lending rates by up to two percentage points from April 1, 2021. “PFC and REC as group companies have been aligning operations to realise synergies. As part of such effort, PFC and REC have now decided together to reduce lending rates up to two percentage points,” PFC said in a statement. […]

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EIB Co-Finances Construction of 450 MW Offshore Wind Farm in France

EIB has granted a EUR 350 mn credit line to a consortium of EDF-R, Enbridge & wpd to co-finance construction of an offshore wind farm in France The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a EUR 350 million credit line to a consortium made up of EDF Renouvelables, Enbridge and wpd to co-finance the construction of […]

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AfDB Funds $530 Mn Transmission Line in Angola to Boost Renewable Distribution

AfDB to finance transmission line that will connect the north and south grids in Angola and allow for the distribution of clean energy The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed USD 530 million to finance the construction of a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line that will connect the north and south transmission grids […]

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USAID, DFC to Grant $41 Mn Loan to Help Indian SMEs Finance Rooftop Solar

USAID and DFC are sponsoring a USD 41 million loan portfolio to help finance investments by Indian SMEs in renewable energy, including rooftop solar. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) are jointly sponsoring a USD 41 million loan portfolio guarantee to help finance investments by […]

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BLive Raises $1 Million Investment in Pre-Series A Round From Four Investors

A Goa-based travel tech platform that offers electric bikes for immersive experiential tours, BLive has announced that it has raised an investment of USD 1 million as part of the follow-on capital of the Pre-Series A round. The EV tourism initiative BLive has informed that the funding was a combination of debt and equity was […]

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Adani Green Raises $1.35 Bn for 1.69 GW of Solar, Wind Assets in Rajasthan

Adani Green Energy has successfully raised USD 1.35 billion to initially finance a 1.69 GW portfolio of solar and wind projects in Rajasthan. Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) has announced that it has successfully raised a USD 1.35 billion debt package for its under-construction renewable asset portfolio through definitive agreements signed with a group of […]

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Apple’s $4.7 Bn Green Bond Spend Will Help Generate 1.2 GW Renewable Energy

Apple’s newly completed projects, part of the company’s USD 4.7 billion Green Bond spend will generate 1.2 GW of renewable energy globally Apple’s newly completed renewable projects, part of the company’s planned USD 4.7 billion Green Bond spend, are bringing clean energy to local communities while reducing carbon emissions. In 2020, Apple funded 17 Green […]

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ICRA Accredits Waaree Energies with Highest ‘SP1A’ Ranking

Waaree Energies has been assigned SP1A ranking by ICRA emphasizing strong performance capability and financial strength to undertake solar projects One of India’s leading solar solutions firms, Waaree Energies has been assigned the highest-ranking of SP1A by the Investment Information and Credit Ranking Agency of India (ICRA) under System Integrator Grading. The ranking SP1A emphasises […]

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Only 18% of Announced Recovery Spending can be Considered ‘Green’: Report

An analysis of spending by leading economies has found that only 18 percent of announced recovery spending can be considered ‘green.’ One year from the onset of the pandemic, recovery spending has fallen short of nations’ commitments to build back more sustainably. An analysis of spending by leading economies, led by Oxford’s Economic Recovery Project […]

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