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Financing the Energy Transition in the affordable housing sector: the missing part of the Energy and Climate Policies for 2030?

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POWER HOUSE Financing Taskforce Workshop: "Financing the Energy Transition in the affordable housing sector: the missing part of the Energy and Climate Policies for 2030?"

The workshop takes place from 14-00 to 18-00
Where- Mundo B Building, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, 1050 Bruxelles

The aim of the workshop is to propose and discuss a financing model for energy refurbishment of the social housing sector that would be based on the aggregation of financing needs on the one hand and financing sources on the other hand, what we would call aggregators of low-carbon finance for housing. In this model, financial intermediaries would play a key role.

The expected outcomes of the workshop are:

- A shared understanding of the financial challenges to trigger the energy transition;
- Some concrete proposals on how the next European Commission and the EIB- European Investment Bank could help promote this financing model.

Draft Agenda

Introduction by Ms Sorcha Edwards, Secretary-General, Housing Europe

Mapping the renovation and financing needs in the EU:
• Renovation efforts and future needs in the housing sector – results of the BEEM UP survey  by Mr Piotr Zetara, Bax & Willems Consulting

Aggregating financial streams for affordable housing refurbishments:
• Presentation of Housing Europe’s proposals by Julien Dijol, CECODHAS Housing Europe
• Preliminary results of the Energy efficiency Finance Group of the European Commission by Mr Paul Hodson, Head of Unit, DG Energy, European Commission (tbc)
• Financial Instruments and the 2014-2020 European and Structural Funds- Presentation of a study by ADEME in France, by Mr Christophe Milin, ADEME
• Role of the European Investment Bank in finding the right approach for low carbon finance, by Mr Frank Lee, European Investment Bank

Coffee Break

Financing decentralized energy production:
• Conditions for successful citizen-led renewable energy projects across Europe – findings of RES-coop by RES

Conclusion and general discussion: what are the next steps for the EC, EIB and other stakeholders?
Potential questions to guide the discussion:
• Towards a European fund for energy efficiency in housing or extension of traditional lending from public institutions?
• Will the EU push for regulatory changes in national legislation on rents?
• Will the EU push for even more stringent energy performance standards?
• Are state aid rules on energy investments an obstacle?

The Draft Agenda is available for download in .pdf format below.

To register, please send an email with your contact details to Alessandro Cesale by Wednesday 26 February 2014.

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