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Loan Guarantees

A loan guarantee is in effect insurance that a debt will be repaid. A third party, such as a public lending institution or development bank takes on the risk that the borrower will not repay. The guarantor may require a fee and a contribution to a loan loss reserve to cover administration costs of the programs and a portion of the portfolio risk of the program (i.e., the cost if a certain portion of the loans that are expected to default). Loan guarantees can be used in cases where loans would otherwise not happen or where the cost of debt is too expensive to enable a bankable project.

A POLICY BRIEF ON LOAN GUARANTEES

Before you browse our library of published resources via the search link below, consider reading our policy brief about loan guarantees, which is part of a series of briefs intended to inform legislators, decision makers, analysts working for government agencies and utility executives on current good practices and lessons learned.

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Bankability and Debt Financing for Solar Projects in India

This report focuses on barriers to financing in India’s solar market. The authors suggests several improvements in credit enhancements and…

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Bridge to India

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1 February 2013

Policy Data

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Catalyzing Climate Finance: A Guidebook on Policy and Financing Options to Support Green, Low-Emission, and Climate-Resilient Development

This guidebook argues that a failure to provide fair access to climate finance to all developing countries would have severe…

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United Nations

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1 May 2011

Policy Data

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Clean Energy Ministerial 6 (CEM6): Finance for Energy Access

The public-private roundtable summarized on this web page describes how over one billion people globally lack access to electricity, and…

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Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)

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27 May 2015

Policy Data

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Derisking Renewable Energy Investment

This report provides an analysis of (1) policy and financial de-risking instruments and (2) how they best fit into a…

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United Nationa Development Programme

Date:

1 March 2013

Training Materials

Energy Access in Central America

This webinar showcased work underway in Central America that addresses energy access using low carbon solutions and off-grid renewable technologies.…

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Clean Energy Solutions Center

United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network

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17 June 2014

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Energy Efficiency Financing Program Implementation Primer

This primer provides an overview of key considerations for state and local policymakers, utility energy efficiency program administrators and program…

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State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network

Lawrence Berkeley National Laborator

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1 January 2014

Deployment Data

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European Electricity Infrastructure: Planning, Regulation, and Financing: Workshop Report

This workshop report provides a summary of the ideas that emerged from the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) Berlin and the…

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Climate Policy Initiative

Florence School of Regulation

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1 January 2012

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Finance Mechanisms for Lowering the Cost of Renewable Energy in Rapidly Developing Countries

This series of three briefs explores potential mechanisms for lowering the cost of renewable energy financing in emerging economies. The…

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Climate Policy Initative

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1 January 2014

Policy Data

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Financing Industrial Energy Efficiency in India: Lessons Learned and Directions for the Future

The Institute for Industrial Productivity designed and carried out a project to establish a more transparent and efficient market for…

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Institute for Industrial Productivity

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1 October 2012

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Getting the Biggest Bang for the Buck: Exploring the Rationales and Design Options for Energy Efficiency Financing Programs

This report provides an overview of the broad motivations for offering financing initiatives that facilitate efficiency investments across consumer segments…

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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1 December 2013

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Guidebook to Geothermal Power Finance

This guidebook is intended to facilitate further investment in conventional geothermal projects in the United States. It includes a brief…

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United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Date:

1 April 2011

Training Materials

Innovative Business Models for Energy Efficiency Financing

This webinar-based training session examined innovative business models for providing energy efficiency financing. During this webinar, panelists presented new approaches…

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United Nations Foundation's Energy Access Practitioner Network

Clean Energy Solutions Center

Date:

28 May 2014

Policy Data

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Investment Decisions for Baseload Power Plants

This six-volume report details the key drivers that affect private entities in the United States as they consider investing in…

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United States National Energy Technology Laboratory

ICF International

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1 January 2010

Deployment Data

Policy Data

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Mobilising Investment in Energy Efficiency

The authors of this report review effective economic measures for increasing investment in energy efficiency in the buildings sector. All…

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International Energy Agency (IEA)

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1 December 2012

Training Materials

Policy Derisking for Renewable Energy

In this webinar, expert practitioners from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the South…

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

South African Energy Development Institute

Clean Energy Solutions Center

Date:

12 June 2013

Policy Data

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Solar Power Policy Overview and Good Practices

This paper draws from international experience and lessons to focus on solar-specific good practices for renewable electricity standards (RES), feed-in…

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Date:

1 May 2015

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Solving India’s Renewable Financing Challenge: Which Policies can be Most Effective?

This paper provides a framework for comparing the existing federal policies for onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies in…

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Climate Policy Initiative

Date:

1 March 2014

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Strategies to Finance Large-Scale Deployment of Renewable Energy Projects: An Economic Development and Infrastructure Approach

This report provides insight into the current practice and trends in financing renewable energy and presents the key challenges that…

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International Energy Agency

Clean Energy Group

Date:

1 December 2011