By Renewable Energy Focus staff
A further 7 clean energy projects are waitlisted for review and possible support, REEEP says.
A total of 11 projects will target South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and just under half of all the funded clean energy projects support the development of policies and regulations that aim to create the basic market conditions for clean energy.
Five projects specifically target low-carbon development in China, including a study on a national-level carbon trading framework with the Energy Research Institute of the NDRC, and a smart grids study on how to integrate an increasing share of renewable energy into the Chinese electricity network, led by the China Electric Power Research Institute.
“This year we have increased the level of scrutiny of the proposals and have decided to support a lower number of projects than previously announced. The emphasis is on a smaller but quality portfolio which can provide an evidence base for global public policy on low-carbon development and the green economy,” says Binu Parthan, REEEP’s Deputy Director General.
“We are also pleased to add Indonesia to our portfolio and see considerable opportunities for low-carbon energy in that country.”