At a Glance:
IIEC designs innovative financing mechanisms and provides capacity building in project financing to facilitate access to finance for Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) projects. We seek to identify and promote financing opportunities for employing technologies and initiatives to mitigate carbon emissions. Our programs foster growth in clean energy markets by developing financing solutions, identifying economic opportunities, reducing perceived investment risks, and connecting stakeholders across sectors in order to build environmentally sound financial partnerships.
Our programs address all stages of project finance – from identifying appropriate funding mechanisms to capacity building on clean energy project finance for stakeholders on both the supply and demand sides. We work with financial institutions, entrepreneurs, project developers, governments, and Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) to build investment potential and ensure both monetary and environmental returns. This involves helping institutions assess the financial viability of clean energy programs, and designing financial models to suite programmatic needs.
The Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) technologies and practices needed to develop the global clean energy market exist, but must be implemented on a massive scale in order to address growing energy demand and achieve significant greenhouse gas emission reductions. This will require the financial commitment of stakeholders in both the public and private sectors to galvanize change in the ways we use and produce energy. Although such changes provide tremendous financial opportunities for stakeholders at all levels, the current lack of knowledge, the need for suitable financial products, and the barriers to making initial investments are significant constraints to scaling and implementing clean energy solutions. IIEC uses our extensive knowledge of clean energy finance to address these financial barriers and increase access to capital through development of innovative financing policies and mechanisms.
IIEC’s experience in this key activity, categorized by country is listed below: