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  • Investing in Renewable Energy in the MENA Region: Financier Perspectives

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    Presented from the perspective of leading renewable energy financiers from London and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), this report describes the opportunities and challenges of renewable energy finance in the MENA region. The MENA region is attractive to investors today for several reasons; however, policy and regulation are central to investment conditions. Most MENA governments do not have a national renewable energy regime in place, making investment decisions in the region challenging.

  • Unlocking Finance for Clean Energy: The Need for 'Investment Grade' Policy

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    This report investigates the renewable energy policy characteristics required to harness scaled-up private capital flows for renewable energy development. The author argues for "investment grade" renewable energy policy. Specifically, investors must be confident in a government's commitment to maintaining any investment-friendly renewable energy polices; policy must be well designed and precise, rather than an overarching such as a carbon price; and renewable energy policies should be embedded within wider energy policy.

  • Renewable Energy Investment: Policy and Market Impacts

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    Using a real options model, the authors of this report seek to analyze the decision of an electricity producer to invest in new capacity, select the type of technology, and optimize its operation. The model finds that if policymakers can assure renewable energy producers there is no chance feed-in tariffs will be abandon over a 30-year period, ratepayers will see a noticeable decline in the feed-in tariff level required to spur maximum investment in renewable energy sources.

  • The Challenge of Institutional Investment in Renewable Energy

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    The authors of this report explore the possible role of institutional investment in renewable energy by addressing barriers to market entry and offering steps to alleviate these barriers and move forward with investments. The potential impacts are addressed, as well as explorations of the differences in institutional investing in Europe, North America and Australia. Appendices lead the reader through some of the details.

  • The Green Investment Report: The Ways and Means to Unlock Private Finance for Green Growth

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    This report finds that in order to stabilize the global temperature at an acceptable level, USD 34 billion of additional public funding is required to stimulate private capital for green investments. The authors find that this level of additional public support could mobilize USD 570 billion of private investment. The report suggests public finance—combined with the proper policy support—should strategically target private capital through measures such as guarantees, insurance products, and incentives.

  • Derisking Renewable Energy Investment

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    This report provides an analysis of (1) policy and financial de-risking instruments and (2) how they best fit into a developing economy to create feasible renewable energy projects. South Africa, Mongolia, Panama and Kenya are used as case studies to illustrate how instruments are being used in different situations. Implications of de-risking instruments are discussed in-depth to close out the analysis. Accompanying the report is a financial tool designed to help policymakers make more informed decisions about the most cost-effective courses of action.

  • Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report

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    Published annually since 2005, this report examines how investment flows into renewables are evolving around the world and the reasons for those changes. “Based on data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, it has become the world’s foremost reference document on renewable energy investment, and for the examination of trends by region, country, sector and investment type.” The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report (GTR) is a sister publication to the Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) .

  • Policy Briefs No. 2: Policy Recommendations on Coordination Mechanism

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    This policy brief presents a set of policy recommendations on coordination mechanisms resulting from the identification and analysis of a broad range of European best practices. Solid multi-level governance models are a prerequisite for the development of coherent and synergistic plans; still, effective coordination mechanisms among policy layers are difficult to emplace, according to the authors.

  • Policy Briefs No. 1: Policy Recommendations on Monitoring & Verification Schemes in EU

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    This policy brief features a set of policy recommendations resulting from the identification and analysis of a large array of best practices on monitoring and verification (M&V) schemes across Europe. Effective methods to measure energy savings are necessary to assess the progresses achieved by national energy efficiency plans; still, the development of effective M&V schemes remain a challenge, according to the authors.