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Public-Private Partnerships Aim to Build Clean Energy Projects in Africa

One of the reasons why sub-Saharan Africa has so many without power is because the utilities there lack the ability to get loans or investment, meaning they cannot finance an expansion of infrastructure — either the transmission and distribution or the electric generators. But the AfricaGreenCo. is now an intermediary, becoming the creditworthy entity that is used to draw-in financing. Can it be effective?
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Developers Struggle to Actually Build Low-Cost Wind Farms in India

About 2 gigawatts of wind power generation auctioned by the federal government since February 2017 is running behind schedule, according to BloombergNEF. That number has more than quadrupled since February, threatening to derail the nation’s renewable-energy ambitions.

Climate-Friendly Banking Might Be a Risky Thing

"As part of Europe’s promise to become the first 'climate-neutral' continent by 2050, the region is emerging as a leader in creating standards for green investments. But the push to get its banks to back sustainable assets needs careful scrutiny."
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Can a Big Oil Company Go Carbon-Free?

The Spanish oil giant Repsol SA has unveiled its goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. While a growing number of companies have pledged to reduce greenhouse gases from their operations, none has committed to eliminating them, until now.

The Role of Renewable Energy Mini-Grids in Kenya’s Electricity Sector

This report synthesizes available analyses on the role and potential of mini-grids in Kenya and explores how this technology can help the country attain its goal of universal electrification by 2022 and also contribute to the achievement of other related development objectives.
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Development Bank Stops Giving Loans for Fossil Fuel Projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will cease lending for fossil fuel projects in two years, officials announced. The EIB board of directors adopted the plan after heated debate, with some countries objecting to the inclusion of natural gas in the lending ban.