Finance

Digital financing platforms - a solution to finance smart city projects?

A few month ago I was starting to look a bit closer to the world of Fintech with the aim to identify new digital financing platforms providing access to finance for smart city projects, especially for small and mid-sized cities. Over the time it became more clear that there is no easy solution available. What was clear from the beginning is that such solutions could only be applied to a certain…

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Pre-commercial procurement for 100% renewable retrofits
Contractual Models

Pre-commercial procurement for 100% renewable retrofits

The EU and the USA increased ambitions to reduce carbon emissions. A green recovery from the pandemic should address the buildings sector, since 90% of buildings will still exist in 2050 being…

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How smart cities could use digital finance platforms
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…

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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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