Financing

Financing

Bikes in India ride past a field of modern windmills
Image from 2021 policy brief "Assessing the Key Requirements for 450 GW of Renewable Capacity in India by 2030."

Financing of decarbonization  projects at the international level is a key consideration to move projects forward, identify focus areas and achieve solid plans to meet goals, particularly in the area of Climate Science and in response to the Climate Crisis.

Research experts on Berkeley Lab’s International Energy Analysis team focus on uncovering market and technical barriers and designing solutions - such as procurements and de-risking instruments - to accelerate financing for decarbonization projects across the entire energy system and focused on specific sectors, such as buildings, industry, transport, and power. They also utilize a range of techno-economic and economic analysis models and tools, to estimate costs, revenues, risks, and variabilities of decarbonization projects to support country policymakers with investment planning, decision-making, and investment mobilization.

As more and more countries develop and realign energy production, including wind and solar, financing is needed to enable success and provide a long-term vision. Financing clean energy transitions in emerging and developing nations is key, because the bulk of the growth in global emissions in coming decades is expected to come from emerging and developing economies as they grow, industrialize and urbanize.

We are at a strategic point with great opportunities to take advantage of lower-cost clean energy technologies, chiefly solar and wind power, to create and sustain a new low-emissions development model. The capital is available, help is needed to get it to emerging markets.

The International Energy Agency recently released a ground-breaking report examining the full spectrum of energy issues; ETA researchers build closely on this data to issue energy financing modeling and other reports.

In general, financing energy-efficiency projects is difficult, especially in developing nations, but critical if any gains are to be achieved due to Climate Change.

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