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Climate Finance Still A Challenge For Developing Countries Amid RE Push

Amid fears of worsening impacts of climate change and the push towards renewable energy, financing for the transition to greener energy sources remains the pivotal issue. A report by the World Bank that focused on developing countries emphasised that energy transition there will require ‘unprecedented transformation of the power sector infrastructure’. Along with that, it […]

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World Bank And Japan Sign RISE Pact to Boost Clean Energy Investments

World Bank and Japan have signed an administration arrangement outlining the terms and conditions to implement the Resilient and Inclusive Supply-chain Enhancement (RISE) Partnership, which was officially launched in October 2023. The agreement was signed between the World Bank Vice President for Infrastructure, Mr. Guangzhe Chen, and the Executive Director for Japan at the World […]

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Goa Govt, PFC Collaborate To Set Up Blended Finance Facility With World Bank

Power Finance Corporation (PFC), a NBFC, power sector PSU and renewable energy financier in India, collaborated to support the climate ambitions in Goa. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the climate ambitions of the state of Goa. The support extended would be under the Blended Finance Facility being set up by Goa […]

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World Bank Allocates $300 Mn For RE Projects in Eastern & Southern Africa

The World Bank has extended a facility of close to $300 million to the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), to support distributed renewable energy (DRE) and clean cooking private sector projects in eligible countries of the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) that are TDB member states. This new facility follows […]

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€300 Million IFC Loan For Iberdrola To Back Renewables Versus Coal

The World Bank’s private lending arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has backed Spanish utility major Iberdrola with a €300 million (US$328.7 million) loan to support and develop renewable energy projects in coal-dependent countries, including Morocco, Vietnam and Poland. According to Iberdrola,€170 million has already been committed to financing onshore wind projects in Poland, one of the biggest European […]

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World Bank Backs Himachal Power Sector with USD 200mn

The Government of Himachal Pradesh and the World Bank have joined hands for a project valued at USD 200 million to enhance power sector reforms in the state. The project aspires to augment the share of renewable energy (RE) in the power mix of Himachal Pradesh, which has set sights on adding 10,000 MW of […]

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A Case For Green Financing For More Transmission Infrastructure

In a provocative blog on the importance of the transmission sector and its role in the energy transition, two world bank staffers make the case for expanding the definition of green projects when it comes to transmission projects, to ensure faster adaption of these vital infrastructure to handle green energy projects. The article comes at […]

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World Bank Approves $200 Mn Loan to Himachal for RE Sector Reforms

World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a $200 million loan for the Government of Himachal Pradesh to support power sector reforms in the state and increase the share of Renewable Energy (RE) in its electricity generation. The loan aligns with Himachal Pradesh’s objective of adding 10 GW of additional RE capacity to make […]

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