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.