Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective ways to reach the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement and the European Union’s climate and energy objectives. Buildings represent the largest economic potential for energy efficiency. While the most developed economies need to accelerate the decarbonisation of their existing building stock, emerging economies need to move towards the construction of zero emission, efficient and resilient buildings.
Post date: 26 Oct 2017
The Energy Union Framework Strategy includes energy efficiency as one of its five dimensions and states it is to be considered as an energy source in its own right. The ambitious Paris climate agreement also underlines the importance of energy efficiency. To realise its full potential, public funds will not suffice and private financing will have to be unlocked on a large scale.
Post date: 24 Oct 2017
The European Commission, as part of the "Smart Finance for Smart Buildings" initiative, is organising a series of “Sustainable Energy Investment Forums” (SEI Forums) aiming to enhance the capacity of and co-operation between public and private stakeholders to develop large-scale investment programmes and financing schemes. These Forums will consist of more than 30 events in up to 15 Member States in 2016-2019.
Post date: 19 Oct 2017
Update 2017.10.23: Please click here for the webstreaming links to the Info Days various sessions.
Post date: 18 Oct 2017
This event, which will take place on 30 November 2017 in Warsaw, Poland, aims to share best practice from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Lithuania and further on how energy efficiency can be financed. This includes the use of private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. Speakers will focus on practical experience in developing and structuring and financing energy efficiency investment programmes. The event will allow ample time for debate.
Post date: 16 Oct 2017
Supporting investment momentum in the EU
Current levels of investment in sustainable energy are not enough to meet the EU's climate and energy goals for 2030. The use of private finance will be increasingly needed to deliver the required investments in energy efficiency and small-scale renewables, in particular in buildings and businesses.
Post date: 13 Oct 2017
The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a series of webinars in the frame of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums project.
The first of these will be on the topic of Financing Energy Efficiency: The Key Role of Standardisation & Benchmarking and will take place on Wednesday 28 June 2017, from 11.00 to 12.30 Central European Summer Time.
Post date: 16 Jun 2017
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) organised 3 webinars on the public procurement of Innovative solutions and innovative financing for energy efficiency investments on Wednesday 22 March 2017.
Post date: 14 Jun 2017
By Karin-Liis Lahtmäe, EASME
EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 offers a platform to not only engage in the energy transition debate and share best practices between stakeholders, but also to take part in an interactive Networking Village where old alliances are rekindled and new ones formed. This article provides an overview of the activities that BUILD UP, its Partners and other building related organisations will be leading in the framework of EUSEW 2017.
Post date: 6 Jun 2017
Panel discussion on innovative solutions putting consumers in the driving seat for the energy transition
Post date: 24 May 2017