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The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a human tragedy, infecting more than 120,000 and killing more than 4,200 people as of March 12, 2020. The loss of human life is heart-breaking and set to continue ticking upwards.

 

The virus has also hit society like a global tsunami, disrupting travel, cutting off communities, shuttering factories and shaking up economic markets. The global…

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Europe's one trillion climate finance plan

Find out how Europe wants to fund projects to tackle climate change and support regions that are most affected by the transition to a green economy.

Just over a month after the presentation of the…

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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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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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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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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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Four reasons why financial institutions should be active in energy efficiency

Four reasons why financial institutions should be active in energy efficiency

This is the first in a series of blogs based on and picking up key elements in the EEFIG Underwriting Toolkit which was…

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Blockchain and the Internet Of Energy

The vision of an internet of electricity is becoming a lot more real with the growing understanding and adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Following a basic introduction of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, this articles, by using a simple example, gives an idea of the endless possibilities of this concept – which will always reward the most viable solution, which might in cases be storage,…

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Making existing lending processes drive energy efficiency

Making existing lending processes drive energy efficiency

A recent article entitled “All Lenders must be green lenders” by friend and EnergyPro collaborator in the US Sean Neil emphasised an…

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