Scaling up Public Efficiency Investments via Standardising Citizen Financing Schemes (CitizEE)
Recent developments at the European level with regard to the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package reveal, among other things, two significant perspective aspects: energy efficiency is to be particularly promoted in the future, as highlighted by the ‘Efficiency First’ principle. In addition, citizens are seen as increasingly important actors for the success of the energy transition. The research project CitizEE links the topics of increasing energy efficiency and citizen financing like crowdfunding. It aims to present new sources of financing for energy efficiency measures.
Together with eight partners from five countries (Belgium, Croatia, Lithuania, Portugal and Germany), innovative financing models for energy efficiency measures are being developed. This will open up financing opportunities for building efficiency for citizens and municipalities at the local, regional and national level. The Stiftung Umweltenergierecht examines the legal obstacles that exist for such models and works on ideas for removing these through legislative initiatives at the European and national level.
Duration: 1 May 2019 – 30 April 2022
Funded by: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 847147
Project partners: WIP (Wirtschaft und Infrastruktur GmbH & CO Planungs KG), ENERGINVEST, GOPARITY (Power Parity LDA), VEB (Vlaams Energiebedrijf), REGEA (Regionalna Energetska Agencija Sjeverozapadne Hrvatske), VIPA (Public Investment Development Agency), ECN (European Crowdfunding Network)