Clean Energy Finance News

16 November 2017
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is now welcoming applications for a fourth round of funding to support renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of approximately USD 50 million is part of a USD 350 million (AED 1.285 billion) commitment by ADFD to provide concessional loans to projects endorsed by IRENA over seven funding cycles. Learn more.
26 October 2017
The India Innovation Lab for Green Finance—a group of investors and government representatives that accelerates green finance instruments to meet India’s green infrastructure goals—has launched two new instruments that could help catalyze millions of dollars for clean energy in India. The new instruments are Solar Investment Trusts and Sustainable Energy Bonds. Learn more.
13 October 2017
US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) has selected the first class of project developers in Indian distributed solar power to receive grant support for project preparation activities. Learn more.
19 September 2017
ECREEE, CTCN and PFAN have launched a call for proposals for women-led sustainable energy enterprises in West-Africa, as part of the CTCN/ECOWAS Project on Mainstreaming Gender for a Climate-Resilient Energy System in West Africa. Women-led businesses employing clean energy solutions to facilitate women’s economic empowerment in the ECOWAS countries and seeking investments of up to USD 50 million are invited to apply by the 20th of November 2017. Learn more.
30 August 2017
Between USD 1 billion and USD 2 billion of energy-related early-stage venture capital deals are made every year. Though small relative to the size of total investment in the energy sector, these investment flows provide valuable information about which technologies are favored by investors and which ones could make their mark in coming years. These deals also have implications for government policy whose goal is to help ensure public and private innovation is delivering the technologies needed to meet energy-system objectives. Learn more.
1 August 2017
Commercial landlords in Australia can now access an innovative new way of financing energy and environmental upgrades of their buildings, with Building Upgrade Finance regulations taking effect today, which make it easier for property owners to upgrade existing commercial buildings to lessen their environmental impact. Learn more.
28 July 2017
Proposed legislation in the United States would create a National Green Bank that finances existing and new “green banks” at the state and local levels. Those institutions would follow the funding model first established by the Connecticut Green Bank by merging public funds and private-sector investment for loans to finance clean energy installations at both homes and commercial buildings. Learn more.
28 July 2017
Three recently open energy efficient kindergartens in Kazakhstan are backed by an aid fund provided by Switzerland and administered by the World Bank. They form part of a four-year public-private energy efficiency retrofitting project. The kindergartens are in the city of Aktau and provide 1,500 students and staff with improved heating, water supply and lighting. Learn more.
19 July 2017
India's top builders have pledged to make at least a fifth of their new housing developments sustainable by 2022, as the country looks to tap sectors other than renewable energy to meet its ambitious climate goals. Learn more.
18 July 2017
China, the world’s biggest investor in clean energy, is on pace to install record amounts of new solar this year after adding 24 gigawatts of capacity in the first half amid a push by policymakers to locate electricity production near the point where it’s used. Learn more.