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One best practice for project developers is learning from the experiences of other entrepreneurs and investors. At Joule Assets Europe, we work with project developers and investors. Gearing up for the Launch Investor Forum, we are excited to bring together these key stakeholders for collaboration in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

The upcoming LAUNCH “lighting raise” session…

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Blockchain will be the next GDPR

What has been apparent for a long time to all of us involved in energy efficiency at business and industry is that the communication layer is the foundation of nascent energy system. It will radically…

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) revises energy lending criteria

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will phase out support to energy projects reliant on fossil fuels: oil & gas production, infrastructure primarily dedicated to natural gas, power generation or heat…

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Making an impact

‘Every investment is an impact investment’
Amy Clarke, Tribe Impact Capital 

Impact Investment & SDGs

I have been thinking a lot about impact investing since speaking at the King’s Impact Investing…

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Sustainable finance: Simplicity liberates action!

For nearly ten years Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes (EEIP) has been working on the policies and tools enabling financing of energy efficiency in industry. Complexity of investing in energy…

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EIC Accelerator Fund Investment Guidelines available!

The grants available will be between € 0.5 and 2.5 million and equity investment can amount up to €15 million. The aim is to increase support for ground-breaking concepts that could shape new markets…

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ICP partners made it!

ICP Partners help spread the Investor Ready Energy EfficiencyTM (IREE) Certification scheme in local countries

In a nutshell…

The Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is tackling two of the main…

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More than Ronaldo - How 5 innovative Portuguese companies drive energy efficiency

How to drive energy efficiency markets?

  1. Make energy efficiency projects bankable
  2. Gain client trust by delivering energy savings as promised

How that works?

During last years, energy efficiency…

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How Greece drives energy efficiency: 5 innovative companies

How to drive energy efficiency?

  1. Make energy efficiency projects bankable
  2. Gain client trust by delivering energy savings as promised

How that works?

During last years, energy efficiency experts…

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Finding our voice

We communicate in many ways. Often it is in our voice, but it can be in our actions, our body language, our facial expressions, our writings and so on.  

A few weeks ago, I was a speaker at the Indus…

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5 innovative UK energy efficiency project developers and quality assurance providers

During last years, energy efficiency experts in Europe and US, backed by a 1,5 billion EUR investor network, have worked together to increase confidence into investing in energy efficiency - serving…

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EU research & innovation tout court

 

EEIP bridging the gap between EU-funding opportunities and businesses: free EU-project matchmaking.

With billions of euros available for 2014-2020, European funds represent a great opportunity to…

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The Times Are A-Changin’

In 1964, Bob Dylan wrote one of those classic songs that have remained powerful over the years. He wrote the song as a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the time. What does this…

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Waste Heat Recovery - first European industry project certified by the Investor Confidence Project

VIENNA/LONDON, January 2019. The Investor Confidence Project's innovative Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ Certification has been awarded to a waste heat utilisation project at GMS GOURMET GmbH. The…

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The Investor Confidence Project: The Time is Now

 

The end of the year normally makes us reflect on where we are and how we got there. In the past couple of months, we have been shocked by a special report from the Intergovernmental Panel for…

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TOP 3 Articles in Energy Finance from the 2nd quarter of 2018

1 - The Gordian Knot

Is ICP the Alexander the Great of century XXI? And what has this to do with the Gordian Knot? They key point is that bold action was needed to cut the Gordian knot - and that is…

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The Hera Group experience with green bonds - energy efficiency is the top financed category

First published here.

Green Bonds have been around for a decade. The World Bank first issued them in 2008 for an equivalent amount of USD 10 million, but starting to take off in 2013 and growing…

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TOP 3 EEIP articles 2nd quarter 2018

1 - What's next for industrial energy efficiency?

By Paul Noble

Why don't companies do more? This is the question to understand why organizations don't engage a holistic energy efficiency approach…

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It's time to act

People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognise necessity when a crisis is upon them. -Jean Monnet. French political economist and diplomat who was one of the founding…

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TOP3 articles Energy Finance 1st half 2018

1 - Join us in a novel approach to increase investments in industrial energy efficiency: training for project developers starts April 27th 

For project developers: Lack of standardisation of the…

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The EIP-SCC Matchmaking initiative as a tool to accelerate investments in the Smart City Panorama

Project Initiatives presentation at the 'Explore' zone at the Sofia EIP-SCC Matchmaking on 27-28 June 2018

As urban population increases but budgets are tight, the pressure for cities is now high.…

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De-risking energy efficiency projects: a market opportunity for project developers

De-risk your project and access finance by joining the ICP Project Development Network and participate in the free training on 20th November for Industry and Energy Supply and on the 22nd November for…

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Using Non-Energy Benefits to Build Better Business Cases

First published here.

A few weeks ago I wrote about the need for better business cases for energy efficiency projects. More and more it seems that one of the most effective ways of building better…

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ICP – the way financial institutions can make fighting climate change a business case

On September 12-14, 2018, San Francisco hosted the Global Climate Action Summit. The operative word is on “action.” At the summit, the Joint Statement of the Supporting Institutions of the Climate…

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Evolution in energy efficiency financing

First published here.

On the 9th July I attended the launch of the Mayor of London's Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF), a £500m public-private energy efficiency fund established by the Greater London…

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