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Turkish Coal Tragedy Puts Emphasis on Transition to Clean Energy

Justin Guay | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

In what's being deemed the worst mining disaster in Turkey's history, more than 240 miners have been killed and countless more are still missing. Prior to this tragedy, I sat down with EBRD's Director for Turkey to learn more about one of the international finance world's most surprising transitions beyond coal to becoming a potential clean energy leader.

A Lesson for Dr. Kim and the World Bank as It Ponders the Kosovo Coal Project

Justin Guay | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

As Dr. Kim and the World Bank prepare for the Kosovo project there is one question that Kosovars should be asking: Is the World Bank willing to pay for the costs of the inevitable overrun, or like the Slovenians, will the citizens of Kosovo be stuck with the check?

Treasury Department to Stop Supporting U.S. Funding for Overseas Coal Projects

Jake Schmidt | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

These guidelines mean that the U.S. will have to vote no on using U.S. funding for coal projects that lead to more climate change. With clean energy booming around the world these banks should be focused on how to build more wind, solar, and energy efficiency -- not more coal projects.

All Eyes on EBRD, Will It Go Coal Free?

Justin Guay | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

All eyes on @EBRD. Time to Move #BeyondCoal. #coalfreeEBRD In case you missed it, the tectonic plates just shifted in the world of international fi...

World Bank to Stop Funding Coal Projects

Jake Schmidt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The World Bank Group has just agreed to stop funding coal projects. This is welcome news as the World Bank Group has funded almost $6 billion in coal projects over the past five years.

World Bank, Coal, and the Right Side of History

Justin Guay | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

The World Bank's proposal to end coal financing reflects 21st century realities - severe public health and climate change impacts associated with coal...

USA Closed for Overseas Coal Business

Justin Guay | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Phillip Bump at The Atlantic Wire summed up yesterday's climate speech by the president nicely: "Less Coal, Finally." From throwing his weight behind ...

Middle East and North Africa Face Historic Crossroads

David Lipton | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
David Lipton

Almost two years since the Arab Awakening started, the future of the Middle East and North Africa is in a flux, with fledgling democracies struggling to find their way and renewed outbreaks of violence adding to the challenges the region is facing.