Something’s brewing in Bihar. After decades of being India’s most notoriously 'backward' state, the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has tempered corruption, built roads and spurred development. Given the impressive achievements of his previous term, it's no surprise he rode to overwhelming victory in recent elections.
Twenty of the world's leading off-grid clean energy entrepreneurs sent a letter today to World Bank Group president Robert Zoellick requesting $500 million in financial commitments to help them deliver on the world's energy access goals.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC)--otherwise known as the private arm of the World Bank--has suspended funding in the palm oil sector.