Clean energy needs better business models21 January 2014
The IRENA booth at the World Future Energy Summit, 20-22 January 2014 (Photograph: IRENA/N. MacDonald)
At Abu Dhabi’s World Future Energy Summit (WFES) this week, delegates are looking at ways to scale-up investment in renewables to ensure a sustainable energy future.
Hybridising Isolated Diesel Grids for Clean Decentralised Energy – Public-Private Investment Opportunities.
An interactive workshop today (21 January) showcased the progress and results of business and financial models developed for hybrid mini-grids in seven locations. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Siemens and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) jointly hosted the workshop, open to all WFES delegates.
21 January 2014
Risk Coverage for Renewable Energy Investments
Yesterday (20 January), IRENA and the Climate Policy Initiative jointly hosted a meeting exploring the effectiveness, and potential further development, of risk mitigation tools for renewable energy investment, focusing in particular on political risk and loan guarantee mechanisms.