Funding energy efficiency - What role for the Junker Plan?

14 July 2015

It is estimated that if the EU is to meet its energy efficiency targets of 20% by 2020 and 27% by 2030, then energy efficiency measures will need to be improved at all stages, from energy generation to final consumption. In addition to that, a €100 billion a year will be needed to meet the EU’s energy saving targets of 2020 and beyond. This Policy Dialogue focused on what types of financial support are available to pursue energy efficiency in the EU, focusing primarily on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the investment vehicle of the Junker plan. How much of the possible €315 billion of leveraged investment will be available for energy efficiency? And what other funds are able to support this policy objective?