Critical Issues for Clean Energy Financing and LEDS Support to Central America
The CEADIR Project
The USAID-funded Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) project is partnering with countries in Central America to develop Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) and improve their abilities to plan and finance clean energy projects.
This report reviews the state of clean energy markets in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and the capacity of their domestic financial institutions to scale up clean energy lending. It includes an analysis of the barriers to such lending. It also provides background information on the enabling environments and state of LEDS planning in each country.
The report includes a description of market trends and government goals in each country and recommends issues to be addressed.
It notes that large hydropower and fossil fuels still dominate electricity and liquid fuel use in all three countries but clean energy use is rising. There still is significant untapped potential for increasing the use of renewable energy and implementing efficient energy systems. The policy and regulatory environments for promoting clean energy is improving with the establishment of private power laws, clean energy power purchase agreements, feed-in tariffs and national targets/goals for renewable and energy efficiency generation.
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Geography:Latin America & Caribbean