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EASME: Financing energy efficiency – Presentations available

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On 30 March 2017, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) organised in Brussels a workshop with the title Financing energy efficiency - Lessons from successful Horizon 2020 projects and other initiatives across Europe.


This event presented a selection of on-going initiatives -mostly funded under the Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency programme- at local, national and European levels, which demonstrate that energy efficiency can be financed on a large scale through the mobilisation of private financing.





1. Aggregation and assistance to deliver successful investment programmes


  • Public building renovation through energy performance contracting - Rüdiger Lohse, Klimaschutz- und Energieagentur Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
  • Deep renovation of multifamily buildings through EPC - Harijs Švarcs, Latvian Baltic Energy Efficiency Facility (Latvia)
  • The Danish experience of Energy Efficiency Obligations - Nikolaj Nørregård Rasmussen, Dansk Energi (Denmark)


2. Making energy efficiency attractive for the financial sector


  • Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) activities to de-risk energy efficiency - Peter Sweatman, Climate Strategy and EEFIG Rapporteur
  • The Investor Confidence Project Europe - Dave Worthington, Verco and Alex Gilbert, Amber Infrastructure (UK)
  • The Energy Efficient Mortgage Initiative - Luca Bertalot, European Mortgage Federation


3. More effective use of public funds


  • Scene setter: using European Structural and Investment Funds in the form of Financial Instruments - Ricardo Pinheiro, DG for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
  • Use of Cohesion funding for home renovations - Justinas Bučys, Public Investment Development Agency - VIPA (Lithuania)
  • EIB support to energy efficiency, including the European Fund for Strategic Investments - Isidoro Tapia, European Investment Bank



To download the presentations, please visit the relevant European Commission webpage at the link below.