RBI Cuts Repo Rate to 4.4% to Boost Economic Activity Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

RBI Cuts Repo Rate to 4.4% to Boost Economic Activity Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

As the country grapples with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today announced that the repo rate has been reduced by 75 basis points (bps) to ...
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Finance Ministry Announces Economic Relief Measures Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Finance Ministry Announces Economic Relief Measures Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

In the wake of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has affected the global economy, India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced relief measures for taxpayers and businesses as the ...
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IFC Backs Standard Bank of South Africa’s Green Bond Issue with $200 Million Investment

IFC Backs Standard Bank of South Africa’s Green Bond Issue with $200 Million Investment

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the financial arm of the World Bank Group, has announced that it has invested ₹200 million (~₹14.7 billion) in the Standard Bank of South Africa’s ...
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JP Morgan Commits $200 Billion for Sustainability, To Stop Lending to Coal Companies

JP Morgan Commits $200 Billion for Sustainability, To Stop Lending to Coal Companies

U.S.-based JP Morgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banking institutions, announced that it has committed $50 billion (~₹3.59 trillion) towards green initiatives as part of a larger $200 billion (~₹14.37 ...
Sunseap Raises $80 Million to Support Solar Projects Across Asia

Sunseap Raises $80 Million to Support Solar Projects Across Asia

Sunseap Group, a Singapore-based renewable solutions provider, has raised 100 million in Singapore dollars (~$71.79 million) in its fourth round of fund-raising from Banpu, a publicly listed company on the ...
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AfDB Sponsored Off-Grid Energy Access Fund Successfully Raises $59 Million

AfDB Sponsored Off-Grid Energy Access Fund Successfully Raises $59 Million

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently announced that the Facility for Energy Inclusion’s Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF) reached its final equity close target of $59 million (~₹4.17 billion) ...
IFC Announces $212.5 Million Loan to Vietnam Bank to Boost Lending for Renewables

IFC Announces $212.5 Million Loan to Vietnam Bank to Boost Lending for Renewables

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has announced that it would provide a loan to the Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank (VP Bank) ...
Suzlon’s Outstanding Debt Reaches ₹127.85 Billion

Suzlon’s Outstanding Debt Reaches ₹127.85 Billion

Renewable energy company Suzlon Energy Limited has disclosed an outstanding debt of ₹127.85 billion (~$1.8 billion), according to the company’s Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing. The company has filed the ...
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Bank of America Lends ₹3.56 Billion to Distributed Solar Company Fourth Partner Energy

Bank of America Lends ₹3.56 Billion to Distributed Solar Company Fourth Partner Energy

The Bank of America (BofA) has announced its plans to lend ₹3.56 billion (~$50 million) to Fourth Partner Energy, a distributed solar energy management company. The amount is a local currency revolving ...
Qatar Investment Authority to Acquire 25% Stake in Adani Electricity Mumbai

Qatar Investment Authority to Acquire 25% Stake in Adani Electricity Mumbai

In an important development, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has signed an agreement to invest ₹32 billion (~$450 million) for a 25.1% stake in Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML). As ...
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Green Climate Fund and AfDB to Provide $154 Million for Renewable Financing in Zambia

Green Climate Fund and AfDB to Provide $154 Million for Renewable Financing in Zambia

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the African Development Fund (AfDB) have joined hands to support a $154 million renewable financing framework in the southern African nation of Zambia. Historically, ...
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ADB Approves $6 Million Grant to Tuvalu to Increase its Renewable Energy Generation

ADB Approves $6 Million Grant to Tuvalu to Increase its Renewable Energy Generation

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $6 million grant for the Government of Tuvalu (located in the south Pacific) to help it shift away from fossil fuels and to ...
ABB Set to Acquire Majority Stake in Chinese E-Mobility Company

ABB Set to Acquire Majority Stake in Chinese E-Mobility Company

Switzerland-headquartered ABB is set to acquire a 67% share stake in Shanghai Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese e-mobility solution provider. According to the company statement, the ...
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Adani Acquires Transmission Project Linked to Renewable Power Generation in Gujarat

Adani Acquires Transmission Project Linked to Renewable Power Generation in Gujarat

Ahmedabad-based Adani Transmission Limited (ATL), has signed a share purchase agreement and completed the acquisition of the WRSS XXI Transco Limited (WRSSTL) from REC Transmission Projects Company. WRSSTL is a ...
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Urja Global to Issue Green Bonds of up to $500 Million to Finance Renewable Projects & EVs

Urja Global to Issue Green Bonds of up to $500 Million to Finance Renewable Projects & EVs

Urja Global Limited has announced that it has received the approval to raise green bonds of up to $500 million (₹35.64 billion) to finance renewable projects and electric vehicles (EVs) ...
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MNRE Awards Grants to Four Clean Energy Companies Under Second Round of PACEsetter Fund

MNRE Awards Grants to Four Clean Energy Companies Under Second Round of PACEsetter Fund

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that it has awarded grants to the awardees of the second round of PACEsetter fund program. The PACEsetter Fund is ...
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Adani Acquires Transmission Project in Rajasthan Solar Zone from PFC Consulting

Adani Acquires Transmission Project in Rajasthan Solar Zone from PFC Consulting

Adani Transmission Limited (ATL) has signed a share purchase agreement and completed the acquisition of the special purpose vehicle of Bikaner-Khetri Transmission Limited (BKTL),  incorporated by PFC Consulting Ltd. ATL ...
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CERC Proposes New Regulations for Power System Development Fund

CERC Proposes New Regulations for Power System Development Fund

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued regulations for Power System Development Fund (PSDF), which will come into effect from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette ...
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Payment Dues of State DISCOMs Now Total ₹82 Billion to Solar, Wind, Hydro Power Producers

Payment Dues of State DISCOMs Now Total ₹82 Billion to Solar, Wind, Hydro Power Producers

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in some of the top renewable energy generating states such as Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are the biggest defaulters in paying dues for the power procured ...
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Indian Oil Corporation Plans to Invest ₹250 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects

Indian Oil Corporation Plans to Invest ₹250 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects

The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) plans to diversify its business verticals and make significant investments to the tune of ₹250 billion (~$3.48 billion) in clean energy projects like solar, wind, ...
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Suzlon Group’s Net Loss was ₹3.37 Billion in the First Quarter of FY 2020

Suzlon Group’s Net Loss was ₹3.37 Billion in the First Quarter of FY 2020

Suzlon Group, a renewable energy solutions provider, headquartered in Pune, has announced its financial results for the first quarter (Q1) of the fiscal year 2019-20 (FY20). The revenue of the ...
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Renewable Project Developer Greenko Receives $329 Million in Equity

Renewable Project Developer Greenko Receives $329 Million in Equity

After receiving $495 million (~₹33.92 billion) as primary equity from General Insurance Corporation (GIC) and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Greenko Energy Holdings (Greenko), has now secured another $329 million ...
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Sembcorp to Infuse ₹5.169 Billion in its India Arm to Push Renewable Business

Sembcorp to Infuse ₹5.169 Billion in its India Arm to Push Renewable Business

Sembcorp Industries has increased its equity stake in its India arm Sembcorp Energy India (SEIL) from 93.73% to 94.05%. The company has infused ₹5.169 billion (~$75.33 million) into SEIL to ...
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Silk Road Fund Gets 49% Stake in Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power

Silk Road Fund Gets 49% Stake in Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power

Headquartered in Saudi Arabia, ACWA Power, a developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination projects has signed an agreement with Silk Road Fund for a 49% stake ...
Power Finance Corporation Raises $300 Million Through Syndicated Loan

Power Finance Corporation Raises $300 Million Through Syndicated Loan

The Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has announced that it has raised $300 million through a three-year syndicated loan from the State Bank of India, Honk Kong and MUFG Bank, Singapore ...