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The Commission will actively support ways of activating private sector investments through the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG)

"A Renovation Wave for Europe", COM (2020) 662, 14 October 2020

Working together to bridge the energy efficiency financing gap

EEFIG Introduction

The Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) was established in 2013 by the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). EEFIG work is providing a significant contribution in accelerating private finance to energy efficiency. Our current policy focus is on the European Green Deal and within the EU Recovery Plan frameworks.

EEFIG addresses barriers to energy efficiency financing through both policy design and market-based solutions to increase the scale of energy efficiency investments across Europe. Composed of over 300 representatives from more than 200 organisations, EEFIG's strength are its members - spanning public and private financial institutions, industry representatives and sector experts. EEFIG works through working groups that target specific themes. Through a multi-level stakeholder dialogue, working groups identify opportunities and barriers in the long-term financing for energy efficiency, and propose policy and market solutions.

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EEFIG Industry: Decarbonising energy intensive sectors

The EEFIG Working Group on Energy Efficiency in Industry is taking stock of the energy-intensive industrial sector in order to identify and assess the obstacles, drivers and best practice for increasing the energy efficiency investments.

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Are Energy Efficient Borrowers Less Risky?

The EEFIG Working Group on Risk Assessment is focusing on the quantitative relationship between energy efficiency improvements and lower probability of default of associated loans and the increased value of the underlying assets

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