Green bonds

BMC Solicits Bids for Rs 90 cr Loan for Multiple Renewable Energy Projects

Bhopal Municipal Corporation has issued a tender to invite loans for the installation of 20 MW solar projects (Phase I), 21 MW solar projects (Phase II), 15 MW wind energy projects and 1 MW rooftop solar projects.  The bids are invited from nationalized banks, private banks, financial institutions and non-banking financial companies for long-tenure term […]

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Canadian Solar Renews EUR 100 Million Note Program

Canadian Solar Inc. has announced that Canadian Solar EMEA Capital Markets, its wholly-owned subsidiary in Spain, has registered its EUR 100 million medium term note program in the MARF (a Spanish multilateral trading facility). Canadian Solar said that any payment under the notes issued under the note program will be guaranteed by the company. The […]

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India’s Green Bond Market at Just 3.8 % of Overall Domestic Corporate Bond Market

The green bond market in the country accounts for only 3.8 % of all outstanding corporate bonds exceeding USD 500 billion, say market reports. As per media reports, Fitch Ratings said that as of January 2023, GSSS (Green, Social, Sustainability and Sustainability-linked Debt) bonds accounted for USD 20 billion or 3.8 % of the country’s […]

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Economic Survey 2022-23: India a Hotspot for Investment in Renewables & Other Observations

The Economic Survey 2022-2023 has made some important observations about the trajectory of renewable energy sector and transition to clean energy sources. Here are some key observations- Inching towards installed capacity from clean sources The Economic Survey notes that India has already achieved the feat of having 40 per cent of installed electric capacity from […]

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What Are Climate Bonds?

According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates, limiting the global temperature increase to 2 degree Celsius, the goal of the Paris Agreement, will require about $3 trillion of investment every year to 2050. Raising such huge investments is a challenge. To tackle it, governments and corporations are increasingly turning to Climate […]

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Avaada Issues Largest Tranche of AAA Rated Green Bonds for $192 Million

Avaada Energy, India’s leading solar project developer, today announced that it is raising green bonds for INR 1440 Cr (USD 192 million) in the Indian capital market at 6.75% making it India’s largest AAA rated Green Bond by any renewable energy developer. The bonds are certified by Climate Bonds Standard Board of the Climate Bonds […]

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Budget 2022. Keep Up The Good Work, Says FM To RE Sector

In her shortest budget speech till date in four years, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stuck to the big picture, leaving the fine details of the budget to be understood later. It would be safe to say that with key reform measures still in the pipeline, such as the Electricity (Amendment Bill) Bill, we might see […]

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China’s Green Bond Issuance in 2020 Was 2nd Largest at $44 B: Report

Total green bond issuance from China during 2020 reached $44 billion, a 21% decrease from the $55.8 billion achieved in 2019, revealed a new report produced by Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) & China Central Depository & Clearing Research Centre (CCDC Research). Launched with the support of HSBC, the “China Green Bond Market 2020 Research Report” […]

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IREDA CMD Announces Plans For An IPO At AGM

Pradip Kumar Das, the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) at the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) announced plans to go for the institution to go for an initial public offering (IPO) soon at its 34th AGM yesterday. The CMD also informed shareholders about performance in 2020-21, when IREDA disbursed its second highest amount of […]

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