Green bonds

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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Adani Green Raises $750 M for Projects in Pipeline

Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) has priced its maiden ListCo senior issuance of $750 million through a 3-year issuance under the 144A / Reg S format, at a fixed coupon of 4.375%. The issuance was oversubscribed by 4.7 times. This issuance establishes AGEL as India’s leading credit in the renewable sector with a robust and […]

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Green Bonds Worth $3.6 B Issued by Indian RE Developers in H1 2021

According to a study released by CEEW-CEF, Indian renewable energy developers issued green bonds worth INR 26,300 crore (USD 3.6 billion) in the first half of 2021 alone, beating even previous one-year records. The CEEW Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW-CEF) is an initiative of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), one of Asia’s […]

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ACME Solar Raises $334 Million Through Offshore Green Bonds

India’s solar power developer ACME Solar has today announced raising USD 334 million through offshore green bonds. The investment has been raised for 12 of ACME’s solar projects in India, and it will be funded by U.S. dollar-denominated green bonds. These bonds have received the green certification from Climate Bonds Initiative. Also, they will be […]

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Amazon Raises $1 bn Sustainability Bond, Issues $18.5 bn Debt

Seattle-based tech giant Amazon.com Inc. issued its first sustainability bond yesterday, raising $1 billion to fund ongoing and new sustainability projects in renewable energy, clean transport, greener buildings and affordable housing. The total debt issued by the company on the same day was a whopping $18.5 billion. The sustainability bonds enable investors to join the firm in tackling […]

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