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Christopher Neal's Articles

- June 30, 2014

Switching On Power Sector Reform in India

Summer temperatures in India were soaring when the World Bank Group released its review of the power sector’s performance over the past two decades.

- June 13, 2014

Shift to Solar Power Raises Incomes for Salt-mining Families in India

Every year, whole families in the rural Kutch region of the Indian state of Gujarat await the end of the rainy season, when they make their trek to the salt-rich Thar desert. Tens of...

- March 18, 2014

Growing the Green Bond Market to Finance a Cleaner, Resilient World

The growing risks brought on by climate change are raising development costs for the world’s fast-growing cities and developing countries. Government funds alone will never be enough...

- April 23, 2013

Energy for All by 2030: Time to Act

If an emerging coalition to build a sustainable energy future succeeds in achieving its goals, "everyone in the world will have access to electricity," World Bank Group President Jim...

- January 15, 2013

Plugged In to Progress with Geothermal Energy in Kenya

Jackson Kiloku, a 26-year-old Masai who herds animals and raises vegetables, stood at the far end of Inkoiriento village, a panoply of wooden and rusted tin-roofed buildings in Kenya's...

- October 10, 2012

Solar Power Lights Up Future for Mongolian Herders

About a quarter of Mongolia's 2.8 million people are nomadic herders of yaks, cattle, sheep, goats and camels who live in gers — as their traditional tent dwellings are known — on the...

Christopher Neal

Christopher Neal

Christopher Neal is Senior Communications Officer for the World Bank’s Sustainable Energy Department. The World Bank Group approved a total of $3.6 billion in financing for renewable energy projects in fiscal year 2012, a record 44% share...

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