Finance and services for sustainable energy

Addressing a financing need of around EUR 100 billion per year, the innovative financing for energy efficiency sub-area aims to deliver more investment through stronger private capital participation in energy efficiency investment markets. Activities focus on:

  • Developing innovative financing mechanisms, investment instruments and schemes for energy efficiency that allow the demonstration and uptake of business cases related to energy savings,
  • Kick-starting a large scale market for energy efficiency finance
  • Increasing investor confidence and capacity building
  • Leveraging existing solutions and rollout of energy services to bring relevant stakeholder groups and market organisations closer together
  • Accelerating the development of the market.

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Funding opportunities: finance

All topics open can be found in the section Funding opportunities of the Energy Efficiency Call 2016.

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We are looking for experts

Are you an experienced professional in financing sustainable energy or innovative energy services?

Do you have extensive experience in financing of energy efficiency and energy services?
We are looking for people who have expertise in one or more of the following fields:
  • Energy Efficiency Financing including Banking; Finance and Insurance sector; Energy efficiency lending, Asset management, Risk assessment; Financial engineering, Securitisation, Green bonds, Green finance; Financial regulations; Financial instruments, and Investment funds.
  • Financing of energy efficiency projects in the public sector e.g., managing investment programmes in energy efficiency, financing Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs), technical assistance, street lighting, water/ wastewater services, retrofitting of existing district heating and cooling, social housing.
  • Financing and support of energy efficiency projects in the private sector i.e., tertiary sector, industry, residential sector (including support to home improvements through customer oriented approaches).
  • Innovative energy services/energy efficiency services, in particular on business models for energy efficiency, energy performance contracting, ICT in energy, flexibility, smart homes, energy management, monitoring & verification. 
Do you have a very good command of written and spoken English and the willingness to work closely with the European Commission in driving the Energy transition?
If you answered yes to these questions and, if you are interested and available for occasional, short-term assignments, we invite you to upload your CV on Horizon 2020 Participant Portal so that it is included in our database.
You may be contacted to carry out designated tasks at home or in Brussels only if you have the relevant experience matching our searching criteria.  Independent experts are appointed by the European Commission to help us evaluate proposals, review projects and monitor programmes and policies.


Make sure to include all the details regarding your expertise on Sustainable Energy in your CV, and update it regularly since your application will remain on our database for future calls.
Remember to ensure that you select Horizon2020 amongst the list of EU Programmes covered by the database.



More information visit Horizon 2020 Participant Portal.

SEI Forums

Supporting investment momentum in the EU

EASME also manages the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums (SEI Forums) aiming at working with national stakeholders in order to boost large-scale investment and financing for sustainable energy. SEI Forums builds on the works of the European Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG).

SEI Forums is organising a series of events across the EU in order to showcase best practices in developing investment projects and programmes in sustainable energy, and engage dialogue with the financial sector, public authorities, and all stakeholders involved in delivering investments in sustainable energy.

More information about the SEI Forums.