financing / funding

The Green for Growth Fund (GGF), which was initiated as a public-private partnership in December 2009 by German development bank KfW and the European Investment Bank (EIB), surpassed major milestones in 2017, increasing the total financing it has provided to final borrowers to over EUR 600 million across more than 25,000 individual projects.
Post date: 24 Jul 2018
Type: Case

Europe’s Energy Efficiency and GHG Targets will not be reached without concerted effort from policy-makers and the private market. According to International Energy Agency (IEA) EU needs to invest $1.3 trillion in energy efficiency in buildings from 2014-2035 because 75% of Standing EU Buildings were built with no, or minimal, energy-related building codes. Europe’s EE challenge in buildings mainly concerns the energy efficient renovation and investments in its existing buildings stock. This challenge cannot be tackled without the commitment of the financial sector.
Post date: 11 Jan 2018
Type: Publication

On 12 December 2017, Green Tagging emerged as the new strategy for Europe’s leading banks to scale up financing of energy efficient housing and real estate, concluded a new report from Climate Strategy and the UN Environment Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. The report was released in Paris alongside the One Planet Summit hosted by France’s President Emmanuel Macron.  
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
Type: News

This event, which will take place on 1 February 2018 in Bucharest, Romania, aims to share best practices from Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria as well as other countries, on how energy efficiency investments 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 experiences in developing and structuring investment programmes and the event will allow time for debate. The event contributes to the new cooperation on energy efficiency initiated by the CESEC.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Event

  European Union Energy Day: EU's Clean Energy Future: From Technology Development to System Integration, organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy, will take place on 16 January 2018 at the World Future Energy Summit, ADNEC, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This workshop is part of a series of EU Energy Days, which was initiated at COP22 in Marrakesh.  
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Event

Previous experience of the Member States has shown that conventional financing is not enough for meeting their energy and environmental targets and access to attractive and adequate financing products from the market is needed.   Public and private sector stakeholders can learn from the success of already invented innovative financing schemes and either invent new schemes or replicate them in future projects. There are many sources of information on best practices and a large variety of already invented schemes to discover. Three such sources are described here.
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

For many years now Member States have engaged in energy transition. This long experience has shown that conventional financing is not enough and financing sustainable energy measures remains a great challenge. For this reason, access to attractive and adequate financing products from the market is needed.    
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

The supply of heat through district energy systems is a common technology used by local municipalities across Europe, but far from all are efficient and many of the local actors’ struggle with the challenge of transforming these systems into efficient systems. Polish district heating needs modernisation, important to improve air quality and reach the European climate goals.  
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
Type: Event

Researchers have measured the effectiveness of crowdfunding for renewable energy projects in terms of human and environmental wellbeing   There is growing interest in crowdfunding as an alternative way to support projects focused on renewables. This comes at a time when the green energy sector is feeling the purse strings tighten in many European countries.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2017
Type: News

by Marina Laskari (NKUA)  
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Type: News