IFC Lends $35 mn to Promote Green Projects in Costa Rica

IFC has signed a loan of US$ 35 million to incentivise the issuance of a green bond by Davivienda Costa Rica, the third largest private bank in Costa Rica The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has signed a loan of US$ 35 million to support and incentivise the issuance […]

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IFC and HSBC Green Bond Targeting Climate Finance in Emerging Markets

IFC and HSBC have announced the creation of the first global green bond fund targeting “real economy” issuers in emerging markets. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and HSBC Global Asset Management recently announced the creation of the first global green bond fund targeting “real economy” issuers in emerging markets, increasing access to […]

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Enel Brings Online its First Solar Facility in Zambia

Upon completion, the facility is expected to produce around 70 GWh of electricity every year, while avoiding the annual emission of over 25,600 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. Enel Green Power, the Enel Group’s global business line dedicated to renewable energy, has started operations of the 34 MW Ngonye solar PV plant, which is the Group’s […]

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World Bank’s New Program to Accelerate Sustainable Cooling in Developing Countries

The program will provide technical assistance to ensure that efficient cooling is included in new World Bank Group investment projects and mobilize further financing. The World Bank has announced a new program to accelerate the uptake of sustainable cooling solutions, including air conditioning, refrigeration and cold chain in developing countries. The program will provide technical […]

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Hero Future Energies and IFC to Invest $243.3 Mn in Rajasthan Solar Project

The project will be supported by the World Bank’s  International Finance Corporation (IFC), which will invest around $43.3 million (Rs 300 crore). Hero Future Energies Global (HFE), the clean energy arm of the Hero Group has revealed its plans to invest close to $200 million (Rs 1404 crore) for its latest solar project in Rajasthan. The company […]

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Uzbekistan Issues Tender in Partnership with IFC for 100 MW Solar Project

Based on the success of the implementation of the tender, the volume of the projects will be raised to 900 MW in consequent tenders. Uzbekenergo JSC, a government-owned power utility, has issued a request for selection (RfS) for 100 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed in Navoi region of the Republic of Uzbekistan. […]

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At IDEF, the Focus shifts to Solar Products

New Delhi is hosting the India Distributed Energy Forum, organised by industry body GOGLA, and their partners IFC Lighting Asia/India and the Ashden India Collective. GOGLA, or the Global Association for off Grid Solar is the global body tasked with promoting its members offerings most effectively. The India Regional Representative, Viraj Gada puts it like […]

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The Positive Impact of Solar Lanterns on UP, Bihar Households

The study was presented at the IDEF 2019 forum in New Delhi. A recent study undertaken by IFC’s Lighting Asia/India Program in partnership with d.light analysed the impact of solar lanterns on rural households in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The study titled, “Impact of Solar Off-grid Lighting Solutions on Rural Households in the states of […]

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