The US $7.6 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) gave the go-ahead to Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia to proceed with an updated version of a sweeping plan to bring an unprecedented 1120 megawatts (MW) of energy from concentrated solar power (CSP) to the region. The plan will receive US $660 million from the CIF’s Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and is expected to leverage nearly US $5 billion from other donors and private financing.