Finance

How smart cities could use digital finance platforms

Financing is often stated as one of the biggest challenges to implement a smart city strategy. This is not only due to pressure on public budgets but also to inherent complexity of smart city projects covering e.g. energy efficiency measures for various types of buildings and the  development of smart grids and integrated mobility concepts. Bigger cities might be able to develop robust business…

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Thinking strategically about industrial energy efficiency
Finance

Thinking strategically about industrial energy efficiency

In a recent survey by the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) of the members of its working group on industry, one respondent said that, more relevant than access to funding is…

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Showcasing the need to improve energy performance of industry
Finance

Showcasing the need to improve energy performance of industry

In January 2020, the European Commission presented its European Green Deal investment Plan tol mobilise EU funding and create an enabling framework to facilitate and stimulate the public and private…

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Powering an Energy Efficient Future
Finance

Powering an Energy Efficient Future

On the 30th September I moderated a webinar on energy efficiency, Powering an Energy Efficient Future, for the IPFA as part of their energy transition series.    We had three great panelists who…

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Europe’s steel industry and the need to decarbonise
Finance

Europe’s steel industry and the need to decarbonise

A recent article by Ben Jones in the Financial Times (Europe’s steel industry needs a credible plan to go green, August 6, 2020) discussed the problems that the steel industry is having in reducing…

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How do we finance industrial energy efficiency?
Finance

How do we finance industrial energy efficiency?

After the first oil crisis, to minimise the risk of major shortages, the US federal government required large industry simply measure their energy use to better understand energy flows within their…

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Going DEEP
Finance System Support

Going DEEP

In addressing our long-term climate and energy goals, we seriously need to upscale investments in energy efficiency, because reducing demand is a major element in reducing GHG emissions. The Energy…

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Investing in improving energy efficiency is industry's chance to be part of the post-pandemic economic recovery
Financing Sources & Form

Investing in improving energy efficiency is industry's chance to be part of the post-pandemic economic recovery

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…

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Reflections on the recent 2020 EEFIG plenary
Finance

Reflections on the recent 2020 EEFIG plenary

On February 18th, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) held its annual plenary session in Brussels .EEFIG was established in 2013 by the European Commission Directorate-General…

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How Energy Efficiency and Renewables will benefit from COVID-19
Finance

How Energy Efficiency and Renewables will benefit from COVID-19

Since 1900 only three events had a greater impact on global energy demand than COVID-19: The Spanish flu, the Great Depression and World War II. So now COVID-19. Can we already predict the near and/or…

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