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PFAN Passes $1 Billion Mark in Clean Energy Financing

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN), a clean energy financing advisory group, has announced that it has passed the $ 1 billion mark in total financing raised for clean energy projects in developing countries. The multilateral public-private partnership, currently transitioning to a new governance and hosting arrangement within the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and REEEP, has now raised total financing of $1.2 billion.

Solar, the “sleeping lion” in Africa

A technician fits a solar panel on a corrugated rooftop. © Tom Gilks

With the vast majority of its population still energy poor, Africa is uniquely placed to leapfrog fossil fuel dependence and exploit its abundant natural resources in the form of sunlight, hydropower and wind. WWF and REEEP co-hosted a side event at the South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC) in Cape Town to discuss sustainable ways forward for Africa to bring modern energy to its people while minimizing the impacts on climate and environment.

 

 

CTI PFAN Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFCEF-4)

CTI PFAN is a multilateral, public-private partnership initiated by the CTI in cooperation with the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Following the success of the last three Regional Forums in Asia, AFCEF-4 will bring together leading clean energy entrepreneurs and investors, fund managers and financiers that specialize in Asia’s clean energy sector. AFCEF-4, featuring a business plan competition employing the methodology of the Climate Technology Initiative Private Finance Advisory Network (CTI PFAN), will showcase 10 of the most promising clean energy investment opportunities in Asia.

Driving new technology adoption in South Africa’s energy sector

In South Africa’s energy sector, several renewable technologies are mature enough to roll out, but need the right support in the right contexts. Around the world, attempts to adopt new or improved technologies often fail because they focus on the ‘hardware’ and ignore the complex mix of interconnected social, institutional, economic and policy issues that can limit success. Academic studies reveal the main ingredients for successful technology adoption, and this briefing outlines these for policymakers and practitioners, along with some practical guidance in the context of energy access and rural development in South Africa and the CHOICES project.

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