The EEFIG Report
Energy performance certificates of buildings should be improved and funds for energy efficient investments at EU and national level should be streamlined, according to a new report on boosting finance in energy efficiency investments in buildings, industry and SMEs.
The EEFIG, an expert group set-up by the European Commission and United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative identifies a "very strong economic, social and competitive rationale for the up-scaling of energy efficiency investments in buildings and industry in the EU". It points out that investment in energy efficiency is of strategic importance for the EU since it is a "cost effective manner to reduce the EU's reliance, and expenditure, on energy imports over €400 billion a year."
The report by EEFIG Group, which was published on 26 February 2015, contains recommendations on a range of actions that could help overcome the current challenges to obtaining long-term financing for energy efficiency.
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