10 December 2009


Kirsty Hamilton

Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources


Chatham House has worked with New Energy Finance, UNEP and its Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative to produce a short 'Finance Guide' to help policymakers understand what the different parts of the finance sector do and how they go about making decisions when financing renewable energy.

The guide provides an outline of how financing renewable energy works, with a particular focus on the more mature end of the market i.e. the proven technologies that can be deployed now and at scale. It aims to show how policy looks, and where it fits in, from a financing perspective; as well as the range of other factors that need to be taken into account when doing an actual project or deal.