TOP 3 Articles in Energy Finance from the 2nd quarter of 2018



30 November 2018


Cristina Florensa

1 - The Gordian Knot 

By Rod Janssen

Is ICP the Alexander the Great of century XXI? And what has this to do with the Gordian Knot? They key point is that bold action was needed to cut the Gordian knot - and that is what ICP can deliver to tackle one of the most complex challenges in the energy efficiency sector - how to make energy efficiency projects bankable to increase the investment flow into this sector enabling re-financing of ESCOs and project developers and to increase trust on the client side.

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2 - Next steps in financing energy efficiency improvements in Europe's industry  and energy supply

By Rod Janssen

How to get financing for district energy and industrial energy efficiency projects? How to get financing transaction costs down and create trust amongst investors? Answer: by using a standard process protocol developed jointly by industry experts and investors. On September 11th, the Investor Confidence Project Europe (ICPeurope) will be holding training for project developers involved in industry and energy supply. This will allow you not only to get access to the investor network but also crack a typical dilemma: Energy supply market requires long-term financial commitment which contrasts with the focus on short-term returns on investment.

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3 - You've got a friend

By Rod Janssen

There are 22 million SMEs in the EU. Most of them have to fight in the marketplace and seldomly the capacity to systematically exploit energy savings. Often not only the basic measures are implemented. A key reason is they have to manage the triangle between themself, the project developer and financing. So they need a friend. In other words help. And here is where ICP can help. 

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About the Author

Cristina works as EEIP Communication Designer. She is also overseeing EEIPs writer network and blog expansion into new areas of the energy transition. Cristina has a university degree from Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering.