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The European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) is a public-private partnership open to investments from institutional investors, professional investors and other well informed investors within the meaning of the Luxembourg SIF law in the 28 EU member countries . More specifically, targeted investors are donor agencies, governments, international financial institutions, and professional private investors. Interested investors can contact EEEF. Investments involve three categories of projects:
Post date: 11 Apr 2013
Type: Link

Brief background:  The Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC ("the Directive") established a European framework for the promotion of renewable energy, setting mandatory national renewable energy targets for achieving a 20% share of renewable energy in the final energy consumption and a 10% share of energy from renewable sources in transport by 2020.
Post date: 5 Apr 2013
Type: News

The Intelligent Energy-Europe is a programme launched by the European Commission in 2003 as a means of supporting the energy efficiency and renewable energy policies which bring the EU closer to its 2020 targets.   The IEE programme is composed of three different financing streams:  
Post date: 26 Mar 2013
Type: Link

To read the full EC press release, please click here.
Post date: 22 Feb 2013
Type: News

Managed by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) on behalf of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy, the Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) Awards and the ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award are complementary competitions sharing the same ultimate goal: to provide institutional recognition and increased visibility to best-in-class sustainable energy initiatives.Sustainable Energy Europe Awards
Post date: 4 Dic 2012
Type: News

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Post date: 30 Nov 2012
Type: Evento

Currently many obstacles limit the potential of innovative smart technologies, for example high technological risk, difficulties over uncertain returns on investment or regulatory difficulties. In tough economic times, businesses and cities are also reluctant to scale up and rapidly deploy innovative technologies despite potential cost savings and longer-term emissions reductions. The transport, energy and ICT services and value chains are also now converging.
Post date: 31 Lug 2012
Type: News

In an open global economy, competitiveness relies on the capacity of businesses to create high valueadded goods and services. A move towards innovation-based sustainable growth is therefore at the heart of the EU’s response to globalisation. In June 2010, the EU Heads of State and government endorsed the Europe 2020 strategy that aims to get the European economy back on track. At the heart of Europe 2020 is the conviction that we need R&D and innovation to create smart, sustainable growth and get Europe out of the current economic crisis.
Post date: 24 Apr 2012
Type: Publication

The agenda of the 2 days and the presentations are available on the DG Regional Policy website here. This presentation comes from: Session 2 – Financial instruments for energy efficiency investments (Chair: Antonio Goncalves, Acting Head of Unit, DG REGIO)Workshop and Conference on Energy Efficiency
Post date: 22 Feb 2012
Type: Publication