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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 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 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

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 takes long view on renewables growth

Last month the World Bank released its report 'Sustainability for all - Global Tracking Framework, which has as one of its objectives the doubling of the share of renewable power generation in the global energy mix by 2030.

World Bank disputes accusation of ‘failing clean energy’

The World Bank has expressed its disagreement with analysis provided by an NGO about its record in facilitating the clean energy transition.