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REEF achievements

Since 2007, we have provided financing across virtually all segments of the renewable energy market, including wind, solar, run-of-the-river hydro, geothermal and bio-fuels, spanning our footprint in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

In the environmental sector, we have built expertise in energy efficiency, water, waste management and carbon. For example, in the Middle East we have advised on and/or arranged finance for 16 desalination plants with a capacity of 6.5 million m3/day, and a total financing requirement of USD20 billion.

While growing our REEF expertise, we have strengthened and diversified our product capability. In Principal Finance, for example, we have a USD67 million investment in the Climate Change Capital Carbon Fund. We have also invested in a number of other environmental opportunities, including Environmental Facilities Management Corp (a Korean water treatment company), Sangle Solar Energy (a Chinese solar water heater company) and Meiya Power Company (the largest foreign owned independent power company in China).

Table 6: REEF investments 2007-2010

  Deal Value (USD million) CER Tonnes/year
Wind 1,800 900,000
Geothermal 366 592,000
Hydro 880 500,000
Solar Power 322 150,000
Waste-to-Energy 140 90,000
Principal Finance    
Water/Wastewater Treatment 111 221,400
Hydro 85 170,424
Solar Water Heater 22 44,600
Corporate Lending    
2010 685 1,370,737
2009 566 1,132,980
Total 4,980 3,801,404

Clinton Global Initiative

The deals referenced above contribute to our 2007 Clinton Global Initiative commitment to mobilise USD8 billion to USD10 billion of financing towards the renewable energy and clean technology sector globally. Despite the impact of the financial crisis, by the end of 2010, USD4.98 billion had been mobilised.

Annual Report and Accounts 2010