Coal will remain the dominant fuel for energy production worldwide in the near future. The anticipated expansion of coal utilization, combined with the continuously increasing environmental concern, results in a substantial potential market for Clean Coal Technologies implementations. Such market size offers significant investment opportunities and can attract large financing organizations, while it can also stimulate the public sector to invest in demonstration projects and the development of CCTS. Main Financiers of CCTs development projects include the World Bank group, the European investment Bank, the European bank for Reconstruction and Development, Export Credit Agencies, and Commercial banks. Among tools that may help to overcome financing barriers are the development of Energy Service Companies, Local Financial Institutions, and integrated Resource Planning and Demand-side Management.
Keywords: Coal utilization, Clean coal technologies, financing organizations, financing barriers.