Crowdfunding for Energy Efficiency
Crowdfunding - 24 June 2019
This report investigates the extent to which Crowdfunding for Energy Efficiency (CF4EE) could play a relevant role in scaling up investments in energy efficiency in developing countries.
The document identifies conditions which are conducive for CF4EE and recommends policies and institutional actions that can help scale up CF4EE, where the conditions are favourable, in particular for debt and equity crowdfunding.
The report starts with a brief introduction on the topic of energy efficiency and crowdfunding, followed by the analysis of two scenarios which build on real life energy efficiency measures in Morocco and in Indonesia. These two cases were analysed from a financial perspective, using a dynamic investment analyses tool, and from an institutional viability perspective, using a SWOT (strength-weakness-opportunities-threats) framework. In both cases, the energy efficiency measures and the crowdfunding approach were found to be, in principle, financially viable. However, serious challenges (legal uncertainty, missing institutional capacity, possible ‘competition’ in the future from donations etc.) should be addressed before the implementation.
Read the full article: www.buildup.eu/en/practices/publications/cf4ee-crowdfunding-energy-efficiency-0
CitizEE Newsletter: April 2022
Welcome to the last newsletter of the CitizEE project. After four exciting years, the project is coming to an end. Let us share the most important news with you once again.
Best practices book
This booklet presents the experiences and recommendations of the four different demonstration projects. It also includes operational advice from a financial expert on developing and implementing citizen financing programs, and regulatory recommendations from a legal expert on scaling up citizen financing programs and improving efficiency and regulation. The Pilots section of the booklet presents the four different demonstration projects, their specific financing approach, and lessons learned. The key messages from our finance and legal expert can be found in the Core statements section.
CitizEE Policy Workshop: legal and regulatory aspects of creating citizen finance schemes for energy efficiency – 11 March 2022
As part of CitizEE, a consortium co-financed by the EC under Horizon 2020, this workshop will present the legal and regulatory aspects of creating citizen finance schemes for energy efficiency for policy makers, regulators and system operators.