Clean Energy Policy News

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.
29 August 2017
Energy policymakers and senior representatives from across South America recently met to identify the steps required as they prepare to integrate increasing levels of renewable energy from variable sources, such as solar and wind into their grids. Learn more.
22 August 2017
India can raise its renewable energy use to meet a quarter of the country's total final energy demand by 2030, according to the findings of a report presented today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). 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
Energy experts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) validated and adopted the ECOWAS Directive on Gender Assessments in Energy Projects, during a three-day workshop held from 26 to 28 June 2017 in Accra, Ghana. A groundbreaking achievement for the advancement of women’s human rights in energy development, the Directive aims to ensure that vulnerable and marginalized persons are not excluded as participants in and beneficiaries of energy infrastructure development. 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.
18 July 2017
Green bonds issued by Indian companies are gathering pace as the country’s ambitious target for renewable energy fuels interest from investors. Learn more.
10 July 2017
Sweden’s Ambassador to Zambia has signed four contracts with companies offering a variety of rural energy solutions, marking the start of operations of the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia. The fund, which is financed by the Swedish International Development Agency and managed by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership, aims to bring modern energy to one million Zambians and build a foundation for continuing growth of the market. Learn more.
6 July 2017
In this update, IISD reports on the “longest” and the “largest” green bonds issued to date, as well as a wide spectrum of developments on established and emerging mitigation financing models. Learn more.