• Submitted by: U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Topic: Capacity-building
  • Keywords: clean energy solutions, finance, private and public sector engagement, Access to Energy, Renewables, Energy Efficiency
  • Location: USA
  • Date of completion: 2013
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
Clean Energy Finance University


U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
Bloomberg New Energy Finance,
Clean Energy Solutions Center,
Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainble Energy Finance,
United Nations Environment Programme,
Open to additional partners.

Description/achievement of initiative

By providing immersive instruction, designed and delivered by leading private and public sector financial institutions, Clean Energy Finance University will meet the pressing need for sophisticated fi.

Implementation methodologies

By seeking seed funding to help assemble the initial consortia and to cover start-up costs such as market research, audience analysis, needs analysis, proprietary curriculum development, on-line platform building, and recruitment of regional hosts, future chairs, faculty members, and strategic partners. A detailed budget of set-up and operational costs is available upon request. Pending additional funding, the Clean Energy Solutions Center has offered to provide partial in-kind support for expert assistance, peer learning, and virtual networking to complement the Clean Energy Finance University courses.

This commitment was developed by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Clean Energy Solutions Center, Frankfurt School–UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the United Nations Environment Programme and a number of universities.

Deliverable Date
Provide policymakers and regulators a greater understanding of design elements for effective incentive mechanisms and regulations that can spur private sector investment and leverage public sector funding. Support the building of valuable professional relationships between policymakers and leading private and public finance experts. Create an extensive support system for participants via follow-on networking, peer-to-peer learning, and expert advice on finance issues provided through the Clean Energy Solutions Center and elsewhere. 2013
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