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In January 2020, the European Commission presented its European Green Deal investment Plan. The European Green Deal Investment Plan will mobilise EU funding and create an enabling framework to facilitate and stimulate the public and private investments needed for the transition to a climate-neutral, green, competitive and inclusive economy. The plan is to mobilise at least €1 trillion of…

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Central banks need to prepare for climate change

In 2006, the notorious Stern Report asserted that climate change poses the biggest challenge to the discipline of economics. Markets, it argued, cannot properly account for climate change and its…

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Responding to Coronavirus: Low-carbon Investments Can Help Economies Recover

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…

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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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