Clean Energy Policy News
18 July 2017
Economic Community of West African States Adopts Directive on Gender Assessments in Energy Projects »
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.
10 July 2017
Sweden's Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia Signs First Contracts with Energy Service Providers. The Goal: Modern Energy for One Million Zambians »
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.
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.