Patrick D'Addario, IIP’s Financial Products Director, said that the reviews identified potential partners and approaches for smart solutions to remove the barriers and help energy efficiency initiatives realize their potential.
“Both Chinese and Indian governments have bold goals for improving energy efficiency in order to cut emissions, gain a competitive edge and improve productivity. But broadening and deepening access to financing for viable industrial energy efficiency projects continues to be a challenge. Our reviews document a number of promising approaches to widening access,” Mr. D’Addario said.
“The main reason companies are finding it difficult to get finance for energy efficiency (EE) projects is the difficulty of establishing cost-effective mechanisms to provide access to authoritative technical and financial information that allow banks and companies to routinely negotiate EE loans. IIP-IndiaFinancing%20Landscape.pdf" title="Financing Industrial Energy Efficiency in India">Financing Industrial Energy Efficiency in India describes the history of initiatives to overcome the barriers to financing, reviews current and proposed initiatives, and presents insights from local stakeholders on how the barriers can be overcome. Both reports were developed with support and input from the banking sector and energy efficiency experts in those markets.
The reports are available on IIP’s website, along with a suite of other reports and best practice advice on financing energy efficiency projects: http://www.iipnetwork.org/new-financing-resources
IIP is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to increase industrial energy productivity by promoting energy efficiency in selected energy-intensive industrial sectors. The IIP gives governments and industries a global perspective on effective industrial energy efficiency options, and works at national and local levels to improve energy efficiency policies, practices and technology adoption.
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