Innovative Approaches to Financing Energy Efficiency in Asia

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Source:
United States Agency for International Development
Authors:
Bhaskar Natarajan
B. Anil Kumar
Wasant Techawongtham
Pradeep Tharakan
Date:
1 August 2009

This report highlights two case studies from India (energy-efficient streetlights and waste heat conversion) and one from Thailand (low-interest energy efficiency revolving fund). Each case study describes how an innovative approach was used to bring together financiers, technology providers, and project developers to break down the barriers to financing energy efficiency projects. The results are an increase in available finance and greater adoption of technologies and best practices.