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Access to Capital

Asset-Backed Securities

The term asset-backed security refers to any financial instrument that is collateralized or “backed” by a pool of cash-flow-generating assets other than real estate and mortgages.

Other

Chile: Catalyzing Finance in through Effective Design of Financial Incentives

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Chile: Designing a Robust Renewable Energy Policy Environment and Integrating Wind with the Energy Mix

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Chile: Increasing Targets Over Time to Support a Long-term Vision for Solar Deployment

Other

Credit Enhancement

Developed

Feed-In Tariffs

Finance

Finance for Energy Access

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Barrier

Net Metering and Net Billing

Net metering and net billing policies allow end-users to offset retail electricity purchases using output from on-site distributed generation systems.

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Policies to Enable Bioenergy Deployment

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Nicaragua: Supporting Renewable Energy Deployment through Tax Incentives and a Broader Policy Framework

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Nepal: Considering Links Between FITs and Reverse Auctions

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Morocco: Reducing Risk and Leveraging Expertise to Catalyze Deployment of Concentrating Solar Power

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Malaysia: Assessing Policy Trade-offs and Options to Inform FIT Design

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India: Supporting Wind Power with Tax Incentives and Ensuring Project Sustainability

Access to Capital

Green Banks

Green banks are innovative public-private or quasi-public institutions supporting the provision of long-term and low-cost financing for clean energy projects.

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Germany and Denmark: Supporting Wind Power through Streamlined Permitting and CREZ

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Mauritius: Solar Water Heating Grants in Support Low-Income Households

Barrier

Tradable Renewable Energy Certificates

Renewable energy certificates (RECs) represent the environmental attributes associated with one megawatt-hour of electricity production and can traded, bought and sold separately from commodity electricity

Access to Capital

Yieldcos

A yieldco is a corporate entity that aggregates a portfolio of energy assets against which ownership shares—i.e., stock—are sold.

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United States: Texas: Competitive Renewable Energy Zones and Transmission Expansion to Support Scaled-up Wind Investment

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United States: ITC and Loan Guarantees as a Key Driver of Solar Investment

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United Kingdom: FIT Degression to Support Stable, Yet Iterative Policy Evolution and Solar Market Growth

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United Kingdom: Ensuring Technology Standards to Support Successful FIT Outcomes

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Thailand: Setting Ambitious Renewable Energy and Wind Targets

Access to Capital

Tenders and Reverse Auctions

Under a tender or reverse auction program, a government or utility designs a process to select bids and procure electricity to meet specified capacity or energy goals.

Alternative Fuels and Vehicles

Tax Measures

Governments around the world have implemented a variety of tax measures to provide incentives for investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and measures.

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Bonds

Bonds are long-term debt securities—essentially contractual promises to pay a specified amount (principal) by a specified date (maturity) with interest.

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Sustainability Criteria and Measurement Strategies Developed by the European Commission

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Flexible Carbon Tax Policy in Sweden

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District Heating in Denmark

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Complementary Biofuel Policies in Thailand

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FIT Policy Design in Kenya

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CHP-Inclusive RES Policy in Arizona

Credit Enhancement and Insurance

Energy Savings Insurance

Energy savings insurance is an innovative financial product that backstops shortfalls in actual energy savings from energy savings performance contracts.

Finance

Financial Incentives: Policy Overview and Good Practices

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Support Resources for Financial Incentives

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Albania Supports Improvement of Implementation and Enforcement of Building Energy Codes

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Standard Bearers Award Recognizes and Rewards Innovative and Effective Building Code Action

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China’s Multi-Tiered Approach Supports Building Energy Code Enforcement and Compliance

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Robust Analysis Supports Indonesia’s Building Energy Codes

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Industry Stakeholder Engagement and Leadership Prompts Strong Support for Building Energy Codes

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Building Energy Codes: Policy Overview and Good Practices

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Support Resources for Building Codes

Access to Capital

Loan Guarantees

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Other

RES Support Resources

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United States: Designing an RES to Meet Specific Subnational Needs and Goals

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Chile: Increasing Targets over Time to Support a Long-term Vision for Solar Deployment

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South Korea: Assessing Policy to Support Cost-effective Outcomes

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Ghana: Sending Consistent FIT Policy Signals

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Indonesia: Designing FITs to Align with Specific Subnational Circumstances and Development Goals

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Select Clean Energy Policy References

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FIT Support Resources

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South Africa: Designing Data-supported, Two-stage Tender Processes to Ensure Project Viability and Successful Policy Outcomes

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FIT Payment Level Approaches

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Clean Energy Policy Glossary

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Renewable Electricity Standards: Good Practices and Design Considerations

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Policies to Support Solar Power Deployment

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Policies to Support Wind Power Deployment

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Clean Energy Policy Briefs: Design Considerations and Good Practices