Sustainable Energy Finance
Sustainable energy is a major pillar to combat climate change and reduce dependencies on expensive fossil resources. That is why this subject area gains in importance, both in Germany and the international context. The usage of renewable energies and the implementation of energy efficiency measures in buildings, infrastructure and industrial processes can be fostered notably by the provision of attractive financing models. However, deficits in both supply and demand financing of sustainable energies can be identified. High capital costs and long investment periods – alongside relatively low short-term returns in the planning period – often make supply-side investments seem unattractive. On the demand side, financial products are often not tailored to sustainable energies and they are difficult for buyers to access. This is especially the case in developing and emerging economies.
The PF4EE Expert Support Facility: Stimulating energy efficiency financing by European banks (phase 1)Client: European Investment Bank (EIB)Term: 10/2015 - 10/2021
European City Facility - European Cities as key innovation hubs to unlock finance for energy efficiencyClient: European Commission, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)Term: 08/2019 - 07/2023
Client: KfW-BankengruppeTerm: 11/2016 - 12/2020