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Sembcorp Raises S$675 M Sustainability-linked Bond, IFC Gives S$150 M

Sustainable solutions provider Sembcorp Industries has launched a sustainability-linked bond (SLB) in Singapore, raising S$675 million for Pan-Asian energy, marking its latest phase in the transition to a net-zero future. Sembcorp received an investment of S$150 million from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group that is the largest global development institution focused on the […]

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Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies Stand at $6 Trillion: IMF

New research produced by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates global fossil fuel subsidies at about US$6 trillion (i.e. 6.8 percent of global GDP), with more than 70 percent reflecting undercharging for the environmental costs pertaining to the fuels, revealed IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva at a recent UN energy summit. The IMF had previously estimated […]

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Accepting Gas Power Plants as Sustainable Investments in Asian Taxonomies Heightens Greenwash Risk: IEEFA

Incorporating gas-powered generation as a sustainable investment into Asian taxonomies could have unintended consequences, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Doing so could lock Asia into a high-emitting future while also posing a credibility and greenwashing problem that Asian policymakers and ESG debt investors would be wise […]

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Solar Supply Chain Glitches To Drag On Climate Change Targets

In order to meet the 1.5°C 2050 scenario under the Paris Agreement, global solar manufacturing capacity has to quadruple to 1,200-1,400 GW by 2035 to handle the peak installations needed, shows analysis by Rystad Energy. Grid parity, resilient networks and strategic partnerships have spurred growth in such capacity in recent years, to 330 gigawatts in […]

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Lowest Bid of $0.01332/kWh Reported in Chile’s Renewables Auction

The National Energy Commission of Chile (CNE) held a 2.31 TWh/year renewable energy auction last week, in which the lowest bid was submitted for $0.01332/kWh for a solar PV project. 29 bidders took part in the bidding process, which was conducted by Empresas Eléctricas AG and by Enel, to provide electricity to the National Electric System […]

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US Moves Back to World Energy Council, Ahead of 2022 summit

The US has rejoined the World Energy Council. The World Energy Council (WEC), the world’s leading independent member-based international energy network has announced that the United States has rejoined it. A new US WEC Member Committee will be hosted by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), an independent, nonprofit energy research and development (R&D) organization. The […]

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MYSUN Partners with TATA Cleantech Capital to raise Rs. 15 Crore

India’s rooftop solutions company, MYSUN, has partnered with TATA Cleantech Capital Ltd (TCCL), a joint venture between Tata Capital Limited and a US company International Finance Corporation, to raise Rs 15 crore in debt funding for its solar portfolio expansion. The company had recently launched its solar asset vehicle MYSUN+ to develop solar projects under […]

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Ikea & Rockefeller Foundation Collaborates for $1 Billion RE Investment

Two big foundations, Ikea and Rockefeller have come together to set up a USD 1 billion global platform to fight climate change and energy poverty. The platform launching this year is aiming to reduce 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions and to empower 1 billion people with distributed renewable energy (DRE).  The Rockefeller Foundation is focused […]

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