Energy Transitions

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India’s lightbulb moment: Not using this crisis for meaningful energy sector reform would be a waste

The trend of low power demand, now furthered in the post-COVID economy, and increased RE generation, will continue to put a ceiling on the PLF of the thermal fleet.


With Coronavirus: investors and policymakers must shift to increase resilience

As we move forward past this crisis, policymakers should have resilience in the front of their minds. There are some practical steps that can be taken in our policy response not only to enable us to boost green growth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also to create a more resilient financial system.


David Nelson on market design at IRENA Innovation Week 2018

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.


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

Without policy intervention and new market design, India’s clean electricity future may struggle to achieve its potential.


Energizing Finance: Understanding the Landscape 2018

The Energizing Finance series 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.


The Lab: 2017-2018 Cycle Instrument Analysis

Selected for development from among hundreds of ideas submitted, the Lab’s investors prioritized ideas from sectors that remain critical for climate change action.


Are we getting climate finance all wrong?

It’s widely accepted that by the year 2050, the world needs to be approaching net-zero carbon if the goals of the Paris climate deal are to survive.


Deep decarbonization by 2050: Rethinking the role of climate finance

Given the fundamental role finance plays in all facets of the global economy, it’s time to ask: How does a focus on 2050 change how we spend money today?


Amanda Schutze

Head of Policy Evaluation, Energy

Labanya Prakash Jena


Matthew Huxham

Principal, Energy Finance

Muhammed Anwar

Consultant, Energy Finance