Financing Schemes

Securing funds for renovating hospitals, schools and other large public buildings to reduce their energy consumption is not easy for public authorities in the Mediterranean area. Indeed, public bodies cannot afford the high costs of deep renovation so they need to attract private investors. However, the poor financial prospects of such projects - long payback time and low internal rates of return (IRR) – makes the investment unappealing for the private sector.  
Post date: 24 Ott 2018
Type: Tool

The EPBD targets are tough but clear enough and it’s now up to member states to enforce these commitments. The risk of the directive being ineffective is high if countries and local authorities do not enforce it correctly.   “The EPBD was only the first step on the road to make our European building stock better,” said the Parliament’s rapporteur on the EPBD, Bendt Bendtsen, during REDay2018, passing symbolically the mantle from EU policymakers to national authorities in charge of implementing it.  
Post date: 24 Ott 2018
Type: News

In the last years, the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings is one of the main topics pursue at European level able to generate economic, social and environmental benefits.  
Post date: 22 Ott 2018
Type: News

The PROSPECT learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The programme builds upon successful financing schemes implemented in cities and regions in the European Union. PROSPECT is open to all local authorities: cities, regions and their energy and climate agencies or municipal companies, from EU-28 countries + Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYRoM, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Moldova, Switzerland, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia. +info
Post date: 5 Ott 2018
Type: News

  By joining the scheme, the two banks will adopt standards which are currently being tested as part of an EU-backed pilot programme involving banks and financial institutions representing a combined lending power of over €3 trillion, equal to around 20% of the EU’s GDP. The pilot scheme aims at trialling new criteria for energy efficiency mortgages for homebuyers. The proposed standards will provide lenders with the critical information they need to understand how energy use and efficiency improvements impact on mortgage risks.
Post date: 24 Set 2018
Type: News

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO.nl) supports the greening of real estate, the implementing of energy legislation, working with EPCs and making use of EPC Facilitators from the European guarantEE project, a collaboration of 14 European partners co-financed by the European Commission through Horizon 2020.
Post date: 12 Set 2018
Type: Publication

THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2018, 16:00 – 20:00 How do today’s low-carbon successes shape the future of energy? What policy approach is needed to ensure competitiveness in a low-carbon future? How can innovative financing practices boost low-carbon technologies and products? These are some of the questions speakers from the EU institutions, industry, agencies and think tanks will aim to answer.
Post date: 27 Ago 2018
Type: Evento

Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme Meeting will take place the 26 and 27 September 2018 in Venice, Italy. Please find a preliminary programme below. 26 September 2018: Energy efficient Mortgages Action Plan Welcome Dinner 27 September 2018: Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme Meetings, at Don Orione (Room Goldoni), Zattere Dorsoduro 909/A, Venice. Focus on: Energy efficient Mortgages Action Plan, Energy efficiency Data Protocol and Portal 27 September 2018: Energy efficiency Data Protocol and Portal Networking Dinner
Post date: 27 Ago 2018
Type: Evento

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) were established in 2008 to provide scaled-up climate financing to developing countries to initiate transformational change towards a low carbon, climate resilient development. Channelled through the multilateral development banks (MDBs), the CIF encompass two funds: the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund, which includes three targeted programs – the Forest Investment Program (FIP), the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and the Program for Scaling up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP).
Post date: 30 Lug 2018
Type: Publication