In 2006, Uganda’s hopes of developing an oil industry were boosted by the confirmation of “commercially recoverable” quantities of oil in the Albertine Basin. By 2013, three international oil companies were lined up to develop the oil fields with first oil expected in 2018.

Karnataka is well placed to meet its energy needs over the next decade thanks to its rapid deployment of renewables as part of India’s ambitious decarbonisation programme, which aims to reduce emissions while meeting energy demand and supporting economic growth.

This analysis indicated the importance of local and regional differences in flexibility supply and demand and the need to evaluate options and plans at a state level to fully understand the costs, potential, and issues that might arise.

This report outlines the measures that South Africa and its partners can take to reduce climate transition risk, avoid potential economy-damaging risk concentrations and in so doing, reduce the costs associated with the decarbonisation of the South African economy.

Climate Policy Initiative Energy Finance launches its interim findings on increasing flexible capacity in India at the World Sustainable Development Summit in Delhi.

A sustainable reduction in the cost of capital for renewable energy projects will take a multi-pronged approach, which could herald a range of broader changes to institutional investor/asset manager relations across a range of timescales. The most effective catalyst will depend on the market.

A system incorporating large amounts of intermittent renewable generation will have greater flexibility needs, but may not cost more.

This paper by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) examines two financing models for better infrastructure development in emerging economies. The paper compares the more centralized, development bank driven infrastructure investment model in Brazil with the decentralized model in India.

Europe’s policy and finance environment has enabled some of the fastest deployments of renewable assets globally. In 2016, it became the first region in the world to surpass 100GW of solar PV capacity, with 140GW of wind power installed.

This report examines the availability of capital for renewable energy, the cost-effectiveness of different mixes of capital and investors used in meeting Germany’s medium and long-term deployment goals, and the potential impact of policies on this mix of investment.