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Uzbekistan secures over $400m in loans for energy sector transformation

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Energy is set to implement its Electricity Sector Transformation and Resilient Transmission Project after securing over $400 million in loans from financial institutions.

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 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 ‘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 ‘misguided.’
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Kosovo confident of World Bank approval for coal plant

The Kosovan government has expressed confidence that the country’s New Kosovo coal-fired power plant will win final approval for funding from the World Bank.

World Bank funding to accelerate energy efficiency in Belarus

The World Bank has signed a deal to fund the new Sustainable Energy Scale-Up Project, an initiative designed to improve energy efficiency in Belarus.

World Bank taking the long view on renewables growth

Last month the World Bank released the “Sustainability for all – Global Tracking Framework Report” and it has as one of its objectives the doubling of the share of renewable power generation in the global energy mix by 2030.

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.
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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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