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International Energy Initiative,
Asian Regional Energy Initiative,
80-B Spencer Road, 2nd Cross, Fraser Town,
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India

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  The Asian Regional Energy Initiative of the IEI
Energy efficiency financing mechanisms:

A workshop on Energy Efficiency (EE) Banking Windows and Guarantee Facilities was held in New Delhi, between the 18th and 20th January 2006.  It was the culmination of a series of international cross-exchanges included in the UNEP/World Bank project “Developing Financial Intermediation Mechanisms for EE Projects in Brazil, China and India” (the 3 CEE Project). The objective of the 3 CEE Project was to achieve major increases in lending for EE investments by domestic financial institutions in the three participating countries.  The project provided for the establishment of an informal Country Working Group in each country, consisting of representatives from the local financial and EE communities, and for applied research and analysis on the most pressing operational topics in EE financing.  It included a series of focused international cross-exchange activities, involving practitioners from the three countries, to share experiences and potential solutions to similar problems.  The purpose of this workshop was to present in-country project experiences as well as international good practices for developing EE Banking Windows and Guarantee Facilities for ESCO stakeholders and financial institutions.  For the report on the discussions that took place at this workshop please
[Click here].