Renewable Energy

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Access to renewable energy helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, particularly coal plants and diesel generators. While the renewable energy sector offers an attractive investment opportunity, there are barriers to investment. 

Through our offices in India and Indonesia, we have significantly influenced government policy related to renewable energy. Our team in India works with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Finance, and other policymaker to increase investment to India’s renewable energy targets. We do this through a three-pillar approach: first, understand potential investors and the barriers they face; second, explore policy solutions to these barriers; and third, develop financial instrument solutions to these barriers.

Latest work

Blog

Is India's national budget green enough?

India’s budget for 2021-2022 lays a strong foundation for a sustainable recovery post-COVID-19, with a clear focus on infrastructure development and job creation. Despite the fiscal constraints due to the pandemic, the current budget does convey the government’s intent to fight climate change. However, the budgetary allocations may fall short given the sheer scale of estimated adverse economic impact due to the impending climate crisis.

Publication

Response to COVID-19: Energy Conservation and Efficiency Survey

This study, produced in collaboration with the Indonesia Energy Efficiency Society (MASKEEI), aims to measure and understand how COVID-19 has impacted the business of facility owners and energy efficiency service stakeholders through a targeted survey.

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Improving the impact of fiscal stimulus in Asia: An analysis of green recovery investments and opportunities

India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and South Korea have together announced a total of USD 884 billion in COVID-19 recovery stimulus packages. This study maps the ‘greenness’ of these fiscal stimulus measures and their contribution towards country-level climate objectives.

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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.

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Scaling Climate Finance in China

Recent developments indicate that China is taking serious steps to meet its climate ambition, with finance playing a center role.

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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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The Biden Administration’s potential impact on climate finance

The incoming Biden Administration has powerful tools to accelerate climate investment.

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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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