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Global Access to Electricity is Growing, but Falling Short of Sustainable Energy Goals

Despite significant progress in recent years, the world is falling short of meeting the global energy targets set in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030.  Ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 remains possible but will require more sustained efforts, particularly to reach some of the world’s poorest […]

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Demand of Solar Powered Devices in Odisha Shoots Up after Cyclone Fani

Cyclone Fani might have sent shudders down plans for large sized solar parks in the region, but ironically, the demand for distributed solar products has gone up. People are now grappling with water shortage, lack of electricity, poor mobile connectivity and cash crunch. With no end to electricity woes on sight, residents of the capital […]

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World Bank Fund For Climate-Smart Mining to Support Clean Energy Transition

The Facility will support the sustainable extraction and processing of minerals and metals used in clean energy technologies, such as wind, solar power, and batteries for energy storage and electric vehicles. The World Bank Group has launched the Climate-Smart Mining Facility, the first-ever fund dedicated to making mining for minerals climate-smart and sustainable. The Facility will […]

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Italy Signs €30 Mn Agreement With Myanmar to Fund Electrification Programme

As a part of the agreement signed between the two countries, Italy has approved Euro 30 million soft loan agreement. Italy has extended its help for the World Bank-funded national electrification programme in Myanmar that is expected to bring half a million people in the country energy access. As a part of the agreement signed between […]

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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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World Bank Approves $200 Mn Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project 

The World Bank Group has approved the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) to help expand off-grid access to electricity for populations in 19 countries in West Africa and the Sahel region. The Board of the World Bank Group approved  the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP), which includes $150 million in the form of credit and […]

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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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India’s Growing Economy Will Continue to Attract Global Investors

India, the sixth largest producer of renewable energy in the world will continue to grow robustly at an annual average rate of 15.3 percent to reach 105.9 GW by 2028, up from 26 GW in 2018. India’s growth trajectory holds immense potential for global stakeholders to establish energy, infrastructure and technology collaboration with the country, […]

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