Energy Access

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Access to sustainable energy underpins many aspects of a healthy, sustainable economy. However, less than one-fourth of the investment required for universal energy access is taking place. While there are proven technologies and business models that can increase access to clean, affordable, and reliable energy, financing these projects and enterprises continues to be a persistent challenge.

The Energizing Finance series, developed by Sustainable Energy for All in partnership with CPI, captures finance for the two key areas of energy access: electrification and clean cooking. The annual report focuses on public and private finance commitments in 20 developing countries that together are home to nearly 80 percent of those living without access to sustainable and modern energy.

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Coal Power Finance in High-Impact Countries

This brief highlights the political and economic dynamics underpinning recent investments in coal-fired power in 18 high-impact countries, defined as the countries with the highest absolute gaps in access to electricity.

Blog

3 lessons from India for achieving clean and accessible energy

97% of Indian households now have access to electricity with an average of 20.6 hours of grid-electricity supply. But there are still gaps that need to be filled for India to achieve its vision of 24/7 uninterrupted electricity supply.

Blog

Climate Finance in Indonesia: Our top stories from 2020

A new normal after the COVID-19 pandemic requires a green and just economic recovery. Here is our most-read work from 2020 that responds to the challenges, and a preview of what is in stock for 2021.

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USICEF 2020 Impact Report

In just three years, USICEF has identified over 30 early-stage businesses across 20 states in India, mobilized USD 200mn in debt financing, and has committed a total of USD 5.1 million in grant-based funding to these projects.

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GreenStreet Africa

GreenStreet Africa develops and aggregates portfolios of distributed solar projects at public health and education facilities for implementation by private IPPs or ESCOs, financed with local capital markets solutions.

Blog

Rethinking the future of rural energy in Indonesia amid COVID-19

With the dawn of COVID-19, there is an immediate need for policymakers to create an investment environment that nudges capital flow towards decentralized renewable energy.

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