Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Financing Energy Efficiency: Lessons from International Experience

Energy efficiency has been widely recognized as one of the most cost-effective option to mitigate climate change.

But the implementation of energy efficiency has been far short of the potential due to a number of barriers, including those related to financing energy efficiency projects. What are these barriers and how have governments and international donor agencies attempted to overcome them? This webinar reviews the international experience with financing mechanisms such as energy efficiency funds, utility DSM and consumer financing, dedicated credit lines, risk-sharing programs, performance contracting and ESCOs, and equity funds. It presents a summary of the major lessons learned and recommends how a country can adapt the international experience to its local conditions.

About the Speaker:

Dilip Limaye is Senior Energy Efficiency Specialist and a Consultant to the World Bank Institute and the World Bank with the expertise in energy efficiency policies, regulations, financing and implementation strategies. He has also been a consultant to other international agencies such as ADB, USAID, UNDP, UNEP, IEA, and IFC. His recent work has focused on the development of innovative financing mechanisms for scaling up the implementation of clean energy projects, particularly energy efficiency. He is the co-author of a forthcoming World Bank book on clean energy financing. He has published several papers and made many presentations at international conferences on the subject of energy efficiency financing and implementation. More


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