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CPI Energy Finance releases its supporting analysis for the Energy Transitions Commission report, Better Energy, Greater Prosperity
USICEF will deploy millions of dollars in project preparation support, sourced from leading foundations and the Government of India, to distributed solar power projects under consideration for long-term financing from OPIC. CPI has been selected as secretariat.
This report shows that there are important social, economic, and environmental costs associated with the lack of well-defined property rights; while at the same time presenting the many complexities within Brazil’s system of land governance that need to be addressed in order to improve the system.
On November 7th, the UNFCCC publishes its Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows. To inform this important exercise, CPI has reviewed climate finance for 2013 and 2014 previously reported in our 2014 and 2015 Global Landscapes of Climate Finance. Explore the interactive >
Flexibility: the path to low-carbon, low-cost electricity grids
New U.S.-India Clean Energy Finance Initiative
Insecure Land Rights in Brazil
An Updated View on 2013 and 2014 Global Climate Finance
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Every day it seems that generation from variable renewables hits new milestones. In March, California hit a new record in renewable energy production by supplying 56% of midday demand. And every day, prices for new projects seem to get cheaper. In February, an auction for a 750MW solar park in Madhya Pradesh attracted bids as low as $49/MWh, the ...
Wind and solar have become established resources for low-carbon electricity around the world. Cost declines for those technologies now allow us a tantalizing vision of the not-too-distant future where our electricity is supplied almost exclusively by renewables. However, to make this vision a reality, our grids need to add resources that can compensate for the intermittency of these technologies.
Neste documento, pesquisadores do CPI analisam os principais entraves para a utilização da conversão de multa ambiental em prestação de serviços ambientais e propõem recomendações a serem adotadas pelo Poder Executivo para a sua efetiva implementação. Por fim, discutem a adoção desse mecanismo através do Código Florestal.
Complete decarbonization of the electricity demand of Indian Railways (IR) – transitioning from the current, largely fossil-fuel based energy mix to clean energy like solar and wind power – is likely to have multiple benefits. These include support in achieving India’s clean energy targets, enhancing India’s energy security, and reducing IR’s operational costs.
This brief compiles and summarizes lessons from CPI analysis and projects from 2015 and 2016 on how governments and public finance institutions can work together with each other and the private sector to effectively and efficiently reduce the risks and costs of projects in order to attract green investment.