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A new Municipal Energy Efficiency Strategy will finance the design and implementation of investments in several Mexican cities across the country.
One of the largest solar parks in the world, at 2 GW, is planned for construction in Pavagada Taluk in the Karnataka state of India. ASTAE financed a grant for the Bank team to prepare the groundwork for developing its own lending to the Pavagada solar park and similar projects elsewhere in India.
Urban energy efficiency is crucial for Mexico to achieve its energy and climate change goals. A new Municipal Energy Efficiency Project will finance the design and implementation of investments in several Mexican cities across the country. Jointly financed by the World Bank and Mexico, the project was triggered by a series of city energy diagnostics, initially supported by ESMAP that lay the groundwork for investment.
Since 2011, Jordan has made significant progress in developing new renewable energy private sector projects. The World Bank is supporting the government’s economic reform program in the energy and water sectors through the $250 million Programmatic Energy and Water Sector Reforms DPL, which aims to improve financial viability and increase efficiency gains in the energy and water sectors. ESMAP is supporting the energy components of the DPL.
South Asia faces challenges in water availability that will only grow with increasing consumption from a growing population and demands from other sectors such as energy and food. With support from ESMAP, the World Bank led a study and produced a report on Low Water High Growth in South Asian Economies that addresses the economic barriers and geographic constraints of sustainable water management in the region.
In this edition: reforming charcoal production in Senegal to reduce negative impacts on the environment and include women in the supply management; working towards sustainable energy access for all under the South Asia Umbrella Initiative; improving district heating efficiency and reliability in Bishkek; and supporting fuel subsidy reform in Haiti.
Power for Kenya's Urban Poor