Reuters/David Gray - A view of the coal-burning Mount Piper Power station located in the Central West region of New South Wales, around 150km (93 miles) west of Sydney, May 4, 2007.

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Retrofitting Coal-Fired Power Plants in Middle-Income Countries: What Role for the World Bank?

July 2014, Nigel Purvis, Abigail Jones and Cecilia Springer

In July 2013, the World Bank decided to phase-out lending for new coal-fired power plants in middle-income countries, following concerns over local air pollution and global climate change. In a new report, Nigel Purvis, Abigail Jones and Cecilia Springer examine whether financing coal power plant retrofits is now a good use of World Bank resources?

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