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.
Existing decentralized renewable energy business models fail to address prevailing barriers in the sector, ranging from policy barriers, limited access to finance, and high investment risks, discouraging private investments.
Alternative Investment Funds offer the best near and medium-term path to expanding renewable energy access to capital markets.
This CPI study, produced in collaboration with PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) explores the potential of developing a green investment bank model in Indonesia.
In this podcast, Dhruba Purkayastha, our India Director discusses the state of the distributed solar sector in India.
India will require an annual DRE investment of USD 18 billion by 2024, a 10x increase from current levels to meet its sustainability targets. This CPI report outlines the benefits and market potential of India’s DRE sector, examines the current policy and institutional landscape, and provides tailored recommendations for the different stakeholders.
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.
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.
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.
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.