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CPI’s analysts and advisors work to improve the most important energy and land use policies in the world, with a particular focus on finance. Our efforts help nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk.

  • This four-report series looks at paths to renewable energy penetration in India along different dimensions including the social costs, macroeconomic impacts, environmental impacts, financial risk, and flexibility considerations.
  • The Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2017 shows that global investment toward low-carbon and climate-resilient actions reached a record high of USD $437 billion in 2015, before falling to $383 billion in 2016.
  • The 25 ideas and companies that have been incubated and launched by the Lab since its start in 2014 have now mobilized over $1 billion in sustainable investment.
  • US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) is currently seeking applications from project developers, project proponents, and catalyzers in India’s distributed solar power sector, who could benefit from project preparation services and funding for early stage project development.

What’s New at CPI

Deep decarbonization by 2050: Rethinking the role of climate finance

Optimizing Public Payment Support to Enhance the Credit Rating of Renewable Projects in India

Investors in Indian renewable energy projects often cite the counterparty risk as one of their primary concerns. Counterparty risk is the risk of purchasers failing to meet their contractual agreement to pay on time – most often in the form of delays in payments, and sometimes by defaulting on the payments altogether. A recent CPI study found that this risk perception ...

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Transitional Foreign Exchange Debt Platform: Paths to Enable Foreign Currency Debt to the Rooftop Solar Sector in India

Mobilizing Institutional Investment in Indian Renewables

India has been a sweet spot for renewable energy investment exhibiting an 11% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2004 and 2017, and ranked among the top five renewable investment destinations in the FS-UNEP Report. Some major contributing factors have been India’s strong macroeconomic fundamentals, its large and well-diversified renewable market, and India’s ability to offer higher excess ...

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Solar Municipal Bonds: Unlocking India’s Energy Potential

India has topped the charts across the world in bad air quality. A recent study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows that 14 out of the 15 most-polluting cities in the world are in India. New Delhi, the capital of India and the second most polluted city in the world, can serve as an apt example to reveal the ...

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