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How to wean Asia off coal-fired power

Journalist and one–time Bernie Sanders speechwriter David Sirota once said of Barack Obama that he campaigned in climate poetry then governed in fossil fuel prose.

IRENA emphasises the role of hydropower in achieving energy transition

Hydropower is the largest source of renewable electricity worldwide and advancing its deployment is essential in driving the energy transition forward.

World Bank funds geothermal exploration in Saint Lucia

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved $21.9 million for the Renewable Energy Sector Development Project for Saint Lucia.

World Bank steps into IPP row

Disagreements between Pakistan and independent power producers have escalated over the past few months. The issue over tariffs has been complicated by allegations of corruption, and now the World Bank has stepped in to try and salvage what it can from the country`s pioneering private investment programme.

World Bank finances Belarusian CHP

The World Bank has approved a $90m loan to support an energy efficiency project in Belarus, with cogeneration at its core.

World Bank supports rural electrification

The World Bank has launched a rural electrification programme in Africa, selecting Uganda to launch the initiative. The objective of the programme is to boost rural access to electricity from one to ten per cent by the year 2010.

World Bank ‘misguided’ on decision not to bankroll coal

The head of the IEA Clean Coal Centre says moves by the World Bank and other institutions to end investment in coal-fired power plants would be â€Ëœmisguided.'

World Bank aids energy access in Bangladesh

The government of Bangladesh has signed a $185m financing agreement with the World Bank to add approximately 310 MW of renewable energy generation capacity.

World Bank loan to Bangladesh for rural electrification

The government of Bangladesh and the World Bank (WB) signed two agreements in the city yesterday for implementation of the rural electrification and renewable energy development project, says a press release.

World Bank funds energy access in Haiti

The World Bank has increased funding for the Haiti: Renewable Energy for All Project by approving an additional $6.9 million for the initiative

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