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Investors launch new solutions for climate action targeting blue carbon, clean energy access, sustainable agriculture, and sustainable cities in developing countries

October 2, 2019

New York, 2 Oct 2019 – Today, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance announced the endorsement and launch of six ...

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Understanding the impact of a low carbon transition on South Africa

March 26, 2019

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), with the support of Agence Française de Développement and the Advisory Finance Group of ...

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Developing a roadmap to a flexible, low-carbon Indian electricity system: interim findings

February 13, 2019

Climate Policy Initiative Energy Finance today launches its interim findings on increasing flexible capacity in India at the World Sustainable ...

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Energizing Finance: Understanding the Landscape 2018

November 12, 2018

The Energizing Finance series is the first and only in-depth attempt to capture multiple years of data on investment for the two key areas of energy access: electrification and clean cooking. It focuses on public and private finance commitments in 20 developing countries – known as the high-impact countries – that together account for nearly 80% of those living without access to sustainable energy.

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CPI partners with Allen & Overy for renewable energy project financing training at PT SMI

Jakarta, October 3, 2018

On 3 October, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) together with Legal Consultant Ginting  & Reksodiputro (Allen & Overy) organized an in-house ...

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David Nelson on market design at IRENA Innovation Week 2018

July 15, 2019

David Nelson, the executive director of Climate Policy Initiative Energy Finance, presents on Market design for an integrated and RE-based energy system at IRENA's Innovation Week 2018.

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Energy Efficiency Training in Buildings: Explore the Challenges and Opportunities

Jakarta, August 31, 2018

On the occasion of EBTKE (New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation) Connex 2018, the Royal Danish Embassy in collaboration with ...

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Chatham House Energy Transitions 2018: Leadership in a climate of disruptive change

London, UK, March 19, 2018

On Tuesday 20 March, our Energy Finance executive director, David Nelson, will be discussing the opportunities and risks associated with ...

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Subsidies on electricity tariff are an obstacle for developing Brazil’s market for distributed solar generation

October 10, 2017

A new Climate Policy Initiative analysis shows that energy policies should be redesigned

The Brazilian government should address energy demand-side ...

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Geração fotovoltaica distribuída: um mercado em desenvolvimento

October 10, 2017

O Brasil possui potencial para estimular o uso de energia solar através da geração distribuída, que consiste na geração de energia na própria unidade de consumo. Neste novo estudo, pesquisadores do CPI analisam mais de cinco mil municípios do Brasil e mostram que fatores da demanda estimulam a penetração de geração fotovoltaica distribuída.

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Developing Brazil’s Market for Distributed Solar Generation

October 10, 2017

Renewable resources are at the center of the discussion on how to move towards a clean and reliable energy system around the world and are seen as a key instrument in combatting greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Brazil especially holds potential for advancing its level of solar energy through distributed generation, which generates power on-site at the point of consumption. In this new study, CPI researchers analyzed more than 5.000 municipalities in Brazil and show that demandside factors drive consumer uptake of PV distributed energy generation.

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Subsídios na tarifa de energia elétrica dificultam expansão do mercado de energia solar no Brasil

October 10, 2017

Levantamento inédito do Climate Policy Initiative aponta para necessidade de revisar políticas para o setor. 

Fatores que estã...

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Markets for low carbon, low cost electricity systems (working paper)

October 5, 2017

Today we are publishing a working paper on the future design of the energy market as part of a program ...

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Financing clean power: a risk-based approach to choosing ownership models and policy & finance instruments

September 4, 2017

This week we publish a working paper setting out a framework for: (i) determining how risks for power investments should ...

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Clean Energy Investment Trust: financial innovation for pension funds & insurers

August 8, 2017

This week we launch our design for an investment-grade financing vehicle targeted at institutional investors that reduces the cost of ...

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Overcoming barriers to institutional investments in renewables

August 8, 2017

Since the financial crisis in 2008, interest in matching the predictable long-term liabilities of institutional investors with the low-risk cashflows ...

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Pension funds and insurers could accelerate energy transition by lowering cost of clean electricity 17%

August 8, 2017

Clean Energy Investment Trust (CEIT) has potential to remove barriers to direct
investment in wind and solar assets by institutional ...

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Financing Innovative Business Models – Vienna Energy Forum 2017

Vienna, Austria, May 11, 2017

CPI Executive Director of the Climate Finance Program, Dr. Barbara Buchner, will participate in the following high-level panel session:

Financing ...

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Flexibility: the path to low-carbon, low-cost electricity grids

April 25, 2017

Wind and solar have become established resources for low-carbon electricity around the world. Cost declines for those technologies now allow ...

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FT Investing for Good: Innovating Finance as a Force for Global Change

New York, December 7, 2016

CPI's Dr Barbara Buchner, as well as Prinicipal Uday Varadarajan will be presenting at the Financial Times Investing for Good, "...

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European Renewable Energy Policy and Investment

December 6, 2016

Europe’s policy and finance environment has enabled some of the fastest deployments of renewable assets globally. In 2016, it ...

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Decarbonization of Indian Railways

March, 2017

One key sector of the Indian economy that could set a strategic example for decarbonization and meeting India’s 2030 targets under the Paris Agreement is the rail transport system, and specifically Indian Railways (IR), India’s national railway service. In this report, we have identified different potential pathways to decarbonization of IR by 2030 and examined their cost-effectiveness and feasibility.

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Beyond YieldCos

June 27, 2016

US-based YieldCos, such as Terraform Power and NRG Yield, raised equity worth $23 billion dollars by mid-2015, only to see their share prices fall by as much as 60% just a few months later. The rise and fall of new investment ideas nearly always provides valuable lessons, and the US YieldCos are no exception.

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EU Curtailment Rules Could Increase German Wind Costs by 17% by 2020

April 14, 2016

This week, members of CPI’s Energy Finance team traveled to Brussels to present and discuss findings from our analysis ...

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More than double the investment needed is available for German renewable energy transition if policy is right

April 14, 2016

CPI study shows that policymakers need to maintain a mix of investors and address market design issues to attract the ...

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Policy and investment in German renewable energy

April 14, 2016

This report examines the availability of capital for renewable energy, the cost-effectiveness of different mixes of capital and investors used in meeting Germany’s medium and long-term deployment goals, and the potential impact of policies on this mix of investment.

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Regulierungen und Investitionen für die Energiewende

April 14, 2016

Die Climate Policy Initiative hat das Investitionspotenzial für erneuerbare Energien in Deutschland, die Kosteneffizienz verschiedener Zusammensetzungen von Investoren sowie den potenziellen Einfluss von Regulierungen auf den Investorenmix untersucht.

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Neue Studie zeigt enormes Investitionspotenzial für den Ausbau Erneuerbarer Energien

April 14, 2016

Investoren-Mix und Energiemarktdesign entscheidend für kosteneffiziente Umsetzung der Energiewende

Berlin/London: Für den Ausbau der Erneuerbaren Energien in ...

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Government Assets: Risks and Opportunities in a Changing Climate Policy Landscape

March 22, 2016

This paper helps policymakers and stakeholders better understand how issues around climate related policies affect national budgets. It also offers suggestions about how policymakers and stakeholders can develop appropriate strategies.

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Two instruments for attracting foreign investment to renewable energy in India

March 17, 2016

As India prepares to meet its increasing energy demands, which will likely double by 2030, the government has set a ...

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