Joint Event with the URBAN Intergroup - 26th September

Funding For Energy Renovation as a Stimulus for Urban Regeneration

REG CLOSEDJointly organized by the URBAN Intergroup and Renovate Europe, this event took place on Tuesday 26th September in the European Parliament. 

 

Click here to read the PRESS RELEASE from the event

 

PPT presentations from the event are available to download in the Agenda below 

 

11h00  Welcoming Remarks

MEP Lambert Van Nistelrooij, Vice-President of the URBAN Intergroup

Adrian Joyce, Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign

Session I: Learning from local success stories of Urban Regeneration

Moderator: MEP Lambert Van Nistelrooij, Vice-President of the URBAN Intergroup

11h10 The Multiple Benefits of Energy Renovation for Urban Regeneration – Examples from City Level

Claire Roumet, Energy Cities

11h25 Blending Public & Private Financing for Energy Renovation – Best Examples of Urban Regeneration

Miguel Casas, Citynvest

11h40 Q&A

Session II: EU Funding Opportunities for Energy Renovation

Moderator: MEP Jan Olbrycht, President of the URBAN Intergroup

11h50 European Investment Bank Support for Energy Efficiency

Louise White, European Investment Bank

12h00 Cohesion Policy Support for Energy Renovation

Maud Skäringer, DG Regio, European Commission

12h10 Q&A

12h20 Closing Remarks

MEP Jan Olbrycht, President of the URBAN Intergroup

Adrian Joyce, Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign

 

The event was held in the context of the ongoing negotiations on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, due to be voted in the EP early October, and sought to draw a link with available funding and opportunities to help Member States implement buildings-related legislation, through the Juncker Fund, the EIB and the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework, but also raising awareness about successful local initiatives.

Energy renovation can act as an important stimulus for urban regeneration.  In addition to improving living standards and reducing energy bills, the energy efficient renovation of a building can be an opportunity to roll-out a comprehensive urban strategy with the aim of tackling fuel poverty, boosting social cohesion and triggering local jobs. The event will tackle the following questions:

  • What are the benefits of including energy renovation in an urban regeneration project?
  • Which public and private financing models have been successful in local projects which achieve high energy efficiency standards?
  • Which opportunities arise for Energy Renovation in the Juncker Fund and in the upcoming Multi-Annual Financial Framework?

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