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

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Powering reforms: Transforming India’s power sector through GARUDA

Retiring old, inefficient coal-based power plants by bundling them with new, cheap renewable energy plants would bring multiple transformational benefits to the power sector, improve the PLF and efficiency of old thermal plants.

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China Green Bonds: the state and effectiveness of the market

To better understand China’s green bond market, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) conducted extensive primary data research to track bond issuances, their use of proceeds and their environmental and climate impacts.

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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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If given the chance, Indonesia’s COVID-19 stimulus can build a green, resilient economy

Indonesia has a unique opportunity to learn from past mistakes and build a recovery that improves the country’s chances for economic stability and growth.

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Uncovering the Private Climate Finance Landscape in Indonesia

Indonesia needs to significantly scale up climate finance in the next ten years to achieve its NDCs. CPI’s upcoming study, Uncovering the Landscape of Private Climate Finance in Indonesia, is aimed at developing a first-of-its-kind approach for tracking private climate finance in Indonesia.

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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.

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Bridging the Financing Gap in Environmental Programs

Tasked with managing funds related to environmental protection and conservation, Indonesia’s Environmental Fund Management Agency provides a unique financing mechanism to help meet the country’s climate goals.

Publication

Indonesia Environment Fund

The regulatory framework of a public service agency provides solid legal basis for a robust and flexible vehicle to fund activities for public interest, including managing money from international donors.

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