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The conference Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place, organised by EASME, is taking place on 18 and 19 January in Brussels, Belgium. The event will bring together key stakeholders from cities, regions and industry as well as the financial sector to discuss the key success factors for financing energy efficiency at the operational level.
The conference will present successful projects using private financing mechanisms for energy efficiency at local and regional level, as well as initiatives working across Europe to structure the market for energy efficiency finance. Practitioners will present their concrete experience in the development of bankable investment pipelines, most of the time is dedicated to operational and interactive workshops. A special focus will be on structuring the market, and in particular on standardisation, aggregation and de-risking of energy efficiency assets.
Investing in energy efficiency
Accelerating investment in sustainable energy is key to meet the objectives of the Energy Union and support the transition to a clean energy system. This will bring significant benefits for all European citizens and companies in terms of jobs and sustainable growth, lower energy bills, health and security of energy supply. The European Commission's recent communication on Clean Energy for All Europeans highlights the Energy Efficiency First principle, and establishes the Smart Finance for Smart Buildings initiative, which includes practical solutions to further unlock private financing for energy efficiency and renewables in buildings.
This event will present a landscape of on-going initiatives at the local, national and European level, which contribute to improve access to finance for energy efficiency investments along the three pillars of the Smart Finance for Smart Buildings initiative.
More effective use of public funding: the event will present successful experiences of innovative financing schemes using public funds to leverage private finance for energy efficiency.
Aggregation and assistance for project development: the event will feature many projects developing an investment pipeline at local and regional levels, supported by the Project Development Assistance facilities co-funded under the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) and Horizon 2020 programmes, including the ELENA facility managed by the European Investment Bank (EIB). Since 2009, more than 120 projects have been supported under these facilities expected to trigger around €6 billion of investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy focused on existing public and private buildings, street lighting, district heating and clean urban transport.
De-risking energy efficiency investments: the event will present the key initiatives in Europe which contribute to better understand the risks and benefits linked to energy efficiency, reduce transaction costs and standardise assets in order to facilitate access to the capital markets.
The event will bring together key stakeholders from cities, regions and industry as well as the financial sector to discuss the key success factors for financing energy efficiency at the operational level.