The Fire Awards Announce Four Finalists

December 6, 2016 London – The Fire Awards have announced the selection of four finalists to pitch their financial innovations for the acceleration of green growth at the annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Future of Energy Summit in April 2017. The four finalists were...

2016 Fire Winners Reach Major Milestones

October 19, 2016 A blog post by Gloria Coleman, Senior Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative, Fire Awards Secretariat In the six months following the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Future of Energy Summit in New York, there have been several successful outcomes for...

BNEF Summit Selects Four FiRe Winners For 2015

Four high impact innovations to speed up the provision of finance for clean energy in developed and developing countries have been selected as Finance for Resilience (FiRe) winners for 2015, at the leading international conference on the future of energy. Delegates at...

FiRe Judges Select Eight New Finalists For 2015

The FiRe panel of energy and finance experts has pre-selected eight new ideas with significant potential to accelerate investment in clean energy and climate finance worldwide. The panel convened on 11 March to choose eight finalists from the top 24 proposals that had...

FiRe And BAML Held A Workshop On Green Bonds

On 12 February, 2015, Finance for Resilience (FiRe) co-hosted a workshop with one of its last year’s winners, Suzanne Buchta from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) and her colleagues. The workshop aimed to educate and generate discussion and debate among key...

FiRe 2014 Winner RMI Launches Business Renewables Center

One of the six FiRe 2014 winners, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), launched its Business Renewables Center (BRC) at the start of the month. The BRC accelerates investment flows from large companies into clean energy projects, aiming to double the installed capacity for...
Proterra Electric Bus Battery Service Agreements

Proterra Electric Bus Battery Service Agreements

2017 Fire Awards Winner Champion Alan Westenskow, Director of Businesses Development, Proterra About Bus fleet operators predominantly use diesel vehicles. Zero-emission vehicles offer a clean, quiet alternative with lower operating costs. However, zero-emissions...

Solar Agro-Processing Power Stations

2017 Fire Awards Finalist In addition to being selected as a 2017 Fire Awards Finalist, Solar Agro-Processing Stations was also shortlisted for the 2016-2017 India Lab cycle. Champion Stewart Craine, Managing Director, Village Infrastructure Angels About 1.2 billion...

Online Financing of Clean Energy Projects

2017 Fire Awards Finalist Champion Wayne Van Dyck, CEO, RePower Capital About It’s estimated that 75% of mid-market (capex of $3mn to $100mn) clean energy projects never get financed: developers can’t get investment bankers to find the project finance they need,...
Investor Confidence Project

Investor Confidence Project

2016 Fire Awards Winner Champion Andy Darrell, Chief of Strategy, Global Energy & Finance, Environmental Defense Fund About The building sector is responsible for 40% of global energy use. Despite wide acceptance that efficiency upgrades can dramatically reduce...
Developing Harmonized Metrics for PayGo Solar

Developing Harmonized Metrics for PayGo Solar

2016 Fire Awards Winner Champion Anna Lerner, World Bank Group About With over a billion people that lack access to electricity, traditional alternatives have fallen short in terms of both environmental performance and reach. Pay-As-You-Go” (PAYGo) businesses, which...

Forest Resilience Bond

2016 Fire Awards Finalist Champion Zach Knight, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Forest Conservation About In an era of unprecedented wildfire and intensifying climate change, enabling community resilience to climate impacts has never been more critical to our...

The Double ROI Platform: Retrofit Return on Investment

2016 Fire Awards Finalist Champion Maurice Meehan, Director of Shipping Operations, Carbon War Room About Maritime shipping accounts for 2.4% of global GHG emissions – Depending on future economic and energy developments, projected to increase by 50% to 250% in the...
Affordable Green Homes

Affordable Green Homes

2016 Fire Awards Winner Champion Cathal Conaty, Managing Director, International Housing Solutions  About In Africa, high perceived costs and uncertainty surrounding the benefits of green technologies, coupled with low awareness, has inhibited the penetration of green...

Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA)

In addition to being selected as a shortlisted idea for the Global Lab 2015-2016 cycle, CEIA was also a finalist in the 2016 Fire Awards. Private investors require high-quality, vetted and de-risked projects that are “construction ready” (e.g. all permits, licenses,...
Global Renewable Independent Power Supplier (GRIPS)

Global Renewable Independent Power Supplier (GRIPS)

2016 Fire Awards Winner In addition to being selected as a 2016 Fire Awards winner, GRIPS was also selected as a shortlisted idea for the 2014-2015 Global Lab cycle. Champion Alexander Voigt, CEO, GRIPS Energy AG Context A significant portion of the industrial...
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