Financing and Investment

Financing and Investment

Financing large scale energy efficiency investments present many challenges such as the lack of local resources and skills. Guarantee Funds, Public-Private Partnerships, Crowdfunding are just some of the solutions which are being developed, expanded and piloted in different regions. Energy agencies and regions are in a unique position to boost sustainable energy investments in Europe by becoming experts in such mechanisms, and by supporting and connecting local and regional stakeholders.

In an era when there is significant liquidity available in the European finance sector, now is an important moment to maximise investments. On 14 January 2020, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal Investment Plan, which aims to mobilise at least €1 trillion of sustainable investments over the next decade for the transition to a climate-neutral, green, competitive and inclusive economy.

Reaching the 2030 climate and energy targets would require €260 billion of additional investments a year by 2030. As the Commission upgrades its objectives through the “Fit for 55” package, larger investments will be necessary for achieving the broader environmental and social objectives that the EU has set itself. To that end, mobilising public and private funding towards the objectives of a just transition to a climate-friendly economy will be the key. Supported by investments in green technologies, sustainable solutions and new businesses, the Green Deal can be a new EU growth strategy – and FEDARENE member energy agencies and regions intend to be a full part of it.


  • Positioning local and regional energy agencies as front-runners in the financing of the energy transition.
  • Implementing various financial models and mechanisms to enhance green investments in European cities and regions.
  • Reinforcing links between public authorities, agencies and financing institutions.

Our latest news on Financing and Investment

PPP to promote renovation in Basque neighbourhoods

The Department of Territorial Planning and Fundación Repsol will promote the eco-sustainable rehabilitation of buildings and neighbourhood regeneration throughout the Basque Country.

An integrated home renovation service in your territory

Are you interested in having an integrated home renovation service, like a one-stop-shop in your territory? Have you heard about the OPENGELA model? Act today and apply to become a replication region or city!

How to aggregate small energy investments into a large regional project?

On 13th October 2016, FEDARENE joined forces with the Committee of the Regions, the European Commission, European Investment Bank and EASME to guide and motivate regions and cities to aggregate small investments into bigger investment projects in order to maximise their feasibility and success for aggregated financing.

Observer Community Open Call Continues

The SuperHomes2030's quest to identify ambitious regions and projects across Europe that are driving innovation & implementation of deep retrofit within the residential market is still going on. Click and take the survey here, it's only 4 minutes.

Accelerating the Energy Transformation: Scaling up Projects and Energy Financing

Serge Nocodie, FEDARENE Vice-President for Climate Actions, emphasizes the need for innovation, adaptation and financing to accelerate energy transformation and support local stakeholders.

The mayor leading an Energy & Climate Agency

Discover the insightful interview with Vlasta Krmelj, FEDARENE Vice-President for Financing and Investments, CEO of ENERGAP, and Mayor of Selnica ob Dravi, as she shares her unique perspective on leading an Energy & Climate Agency and offers valuable advice on securing funding for energy transition projects.


PROSPECT+ enables capacity building in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement effective and efficient sustainable energy plans, including their proper monitoring and verification and ensuring that such plans are using synergies from other local plans and that their effects are properly monitored.

Smart EPC

Smart EPC enables the transition of local public authorities towards smart sustainable cities.


The project “Streetlight-EPC”, funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, created demand and supply for EPC in 9 European regions by providing regional EPC facilitation services and supporting projects towards implementation.


The overall aim of PROSPECT is to enable peer to peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy plans.

ManagEnergy – Leaders in Energy Transition

The European Commission initiative dedicated to regional and local energy agencies


An innovative integrated home renovation service for private residential buildings to be validated in the Basque Country and with a high replicability potential in Europe. This will be achieved by setting up “district offices” as one-stop-shops to facilitate turn-key solutions to homeowners, covering the whole customer journey.

European City Facility

The European City Facility is set up under the Horizon 2020 Programme : tailor-made, rapid and simplified financial support (in the form of max. EUR 60,000 lump sums) and related services will be provided to a large number of cities and municipalities in the European Union, UK and EEA countries to enable them to develop relevant investment concepts.

Best practices >

Rénov'Occitanie: One-Stop-Shops for Energy Renovations and Savings in Occitanie

Rénov'Occitanie: One-Stop-Shops for Energy Renovations and Savings in Occitanie

Discover Rénov'Occitanie innovative one-stop-shop for complete energy renovation support, unlocking energy-efficient living and reducing bills in Occitanie.

Innovation for the energy transition: International Clean Energy Hackathon in Linz/Upper Austria

Innovation for the energy transition: International Clean Energy Hackathon in Linz/Upper Austria

At the International Clean Energy Hackathon held on 14-15 November in Linz, Upper Austria, 31 teams from 10 countries "hacked" challenges and developed new products for the energy transition.

Supporting deep renovations in public buildings across small and medium-sized municipalities

Supporting deep renovations in public buildings across small and medium-sized municipalities

The BAPAURA project scales up the energy refurbishment of public buildings in small and mid-size local municipalities through the implementation of multi-level, advanced services that provide technical support and innovative financing.

Engaging citizens and local entities - the

Engaging citizens and local entities - the "Porto Energy Hub" one-stop-shop

AdEPorto's bold renovation programme has seen the creation of one-stop-shops. These offices adopt innovative financing schemes with the goal of renovating 3000 homes and encouraging citizens to engage in energy efficiency and the production of renewable energy.


Webinars >

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GET READY FOR 2050: How to Finance Climate and Energy Plans

Watch the third and final session of GET READY FOR 2050 for a discussion on the financing mechanisms for local and regional sustainable energy projects.

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FEDARENE Webinar on Financing Narratives

On the 2nd of November 2021, we organised an exclusive webinar on Financing Narratives. Speakers presented various insights and best practices on financing of energy efficiency and renewables with the ELENA EIB Facility. Christophe Milin shared the insights from the paper he and Adrien Bullier recently published on Integrated Home Renovation Services.

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Priority investments to REPower your territory: Feedback from accelerators

Wondering about ManagEnergy new services and how they integrate the last international developments? Watch the ManagEnergy online seminar!