Clean Energy Policy News

6 July 2017
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched a new framework aiming to help Romanian households invest in energy efficiency, renewable energy and water-saving solutions. Solar PV is also part of the framework, which is the first serious effort to support the development of rooftop PV in the country. Learn more.
4 July 2017
As part of the NOOR multi-site and multi-technology solar power project whose total capacity is expected to reach 600–800 MW, has secured $25 million in funding from the Climate Investment Funds’ Clean Technology Fund. Learn more.
3 July 2017
The global financing market for energy-efficiency projects faces many hurdles, including asymmetric distribution of information, absence of standardized financing instruments, misinformation about potential obstacles and a lack of risk insurance. Now, a small team at IDB is targeting bringing multiple actors in the same arena to solve these issues via standardized contracts, risk insurance and third-party audits in Latin America. Learn more.
3 July 2017
At the recent Green Investing Conference, attendees—including energy investors, rating agencies and legal professionals—shared their vision of how can financing of solar power can be improved in the United States. Learn more.
27 June 2017
Financial institutions should be interested in deploying capital into energy efficiency as it brings the advantages of business opportunities, risk reduction, corporate social responsibility and reduced regulatory pressure. These are some of arguments made in the EEFIG Underwriting Toolkit, recently launched by the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) and the UN Environment Finance Initiative. Learn more.
26 June 2017
The Clean Energy Ministerial has announced a new campaign to speed up the deployment of electric vehicles and target at least 30 per cent new electric vehicle sales by 2030. The EV 30@30 campaign will support the market for electric passenger cars, light commercial vans, buses and trucks. It will also work towards the deployment of charging infrastructure to supply sufficient power to the vehicles deployed. Learn more.
16 June 2017
Sweden and Canada announced they were setting up a new global Technology Collaboration Programme under the International Energy Agency to promote leadership roles for women in clean energy. Learn more.
14 June 2017
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is turning the promise of an international solar alliance to raise one trillion dollars to light up the developing world into action. Learn more.
13 June 2017
Apple Inc. has issued a $1 billion green bond to fund renewable energy generation that builds on $1.5 billion worth of bonds the company sold a year ago to further its goal of running 100 per cent of its operations on renewable energy. Learn more.
8 June 2017
Partners shared their newest commitments to the Energy Management Campaign with an international assembly of high-level clean energy leaders attending the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial, which took place June 6–8 in Beijing. The Campaign aims to achieve 50,001 global certifications to ISO 50001, the global energy management system standard by 2020. Learn more.