At the end of October, CQC reached a milestone 3 million LEDs distributed to rural low income families in Assam, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh. Despite COVID 19 we are on track to complete the 4.5 million LED distribution program named Project Shine by mid January 2021. More than one million families will benefit from this project which is funded by Korean investors through the forward sale of carbon credits in the Korean Compliance market. CQC has reached agreement with the Energy Efficiency Supply Limited (EESL), an Indian Government owned entity to expand efforts to supply LEDs to the rural poor on a subsidized basis using carbon finance. Government is planning an initial 10 m LED distribution program under CQCs supervision from December this year with a view to achieving a target of 300 million LEDs.
Winner: Steward Leadership 25
Carbon project developer, C-Quest Capital (CQC) has been included in the Steward Leadership 25 (SL25) list as one of the best initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region for its transformative cookstoves project in Cambodia.
Open Letter: Experts challenge misguided criticism of clean cookstoves funding
Cookstove experts are calling out recent research on ‘Cookstoves Offset Methodologies’ as misguided and threatening to critical funding for clean alternatives to solid fuel stoves
Staff Highlight Series: Simon Borcherdt
At C-Quest Capital, the heart and soul of our success lies in the dedication and passion of our exceptional team members. We are excited to kick off a series of blog posts highlighting the exceptional talent we have in this company to put a spotlight on the remarkable individuals who make our organization thrive.
Mahua Acharya Joins C-Quest Capital as Chief of Staff
C-Quest Capital (CQC), a world-leading carbon finance business dedicated to catalysing an energy transition across Africa and South Asia to mitigate climate change, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mahua Acharya as Chief of Staff.
Press Release: Shell and C-Quest Capital agree funding for an Efficient Lighting Project in India
Carbon project developer, C-Quest Capital (CQC) and Shell International Eastern Trading Company (Shell) have agreed the financing for one of the largest household efficiency projects globally. The project, dubbed ‘Project Shine I’, will replace inefficient incandescent light bulbs (ICLs) with energy efficient LED globes across disadvantaged rural, and peri-urban regions of India.
Stories of Impact: Behind Tsotso Stove, there’s a story to tell
Local Poet Sylvia Muzarrabani composed a poem titled "Behind Tsotso Stove, there's a story to tell". The poem encapsulates her feelings of how CQC's TLC Rocket Stove has transformed the lives of the people in her village.