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Malawi makes moves to de-risking renewable energy projects

Malawi has joined a Regional Liquidity Support Facility, an initiative that supports small- and mid-scale renewable energy IPPs reach financial close and to reduce the energy deficit.

World Bank initiative helps start-ups innovate African continent

The IFC, a member of the World Bank, has launched an initiative to accelerate research and development of innovative technologies.

Tanzania: FMO backs $32.5m electrification facility

In Tanzania, an estimated 145,500 households will soon have access to reliable and affordable power through the recent signing of a $32.5 million finance facility.
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Global sustainable energy policies tripled in past decade

The World Bank’s latest report states that the number of countries with strong policy frameworks for sustainable energy more than tripled – from 17 to 59 – between 2010 and 2017.
Sustainable Development Report

New Africa’s Sustainable Development report calls for improved planning

Africa’s sustainable development report urges governments to strengthen their urban planning capacities to manage the potential of the region’s ever-expanding cities and address environmental challenges.
Power Pool Plan

Power pool plan to maximise energy trade within SADC

The recently adopted Southern African Power Pool Plan is set to benefit the wider regional economy by scaling-up cross border energy trade.
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eMobility

Study identifies environmental benefits of eMobility

The World Bank together with the UITP, and the ESMAP released a report titled Electric Mobility and Development, identifying the roadmap for eMobility.

Global business leaders urge governments to drive climate action

Major global businesses representing more than $1.5 trillion in total revenue have appealed to world government leaders to accelerate climate action.
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Kopere Solar Power Project secures $18.17m senior loan

The African Development Bank Group has approved a $18.17 million senior loan to the 40 MWac (50MWp) Kopere Solar Power Project in Kenya. 

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