Policy type

Loans

Canada

Green Municipal Fund (GMF)

2015

Through the Green Municipal Fund, funding and expertise are offered to municipal governments and their partners for municipal environmental projects, in particular retrofits and new construction projects aimed at energy efficiency. Municipalities are encouraged to consider Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® certification as they undertake building projects.

Germany

3rd National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP)

2014

The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) is a requirement of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED, 2012/27/EU). The Plan includes energy use and efficiency targets and reports on efforts and progress to date.

Targets:

  • average annual increase of 2.1% in macroeconomic energy productivity from 2008 to 2020 
  • reduce primary energy consumption from 2008 levels by 20% by 2020 and by 50% by 2050

Results to date:

Slovakia

The Slovak Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Finance Facility (SLOVSEFF III)

2014

SlovSEFF III is a sustainable energy financing facility developed by the EBRD in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain, which are funding the programme's incentive payments and technical assistance respectively.

Canada

British Columbia Power Smart Partner - Project Implementation Funding (BC Hydro)

2014

Implementation Funding is available to large commercial, government and institutional customers to reduce the capital cost of implementing electrical energy efficiency projects. Implementation Funding is designed to allow customers to meet internal hurdle rates, such as payback periods and return on investment.

United States

Rural Energy Savings Program

2014

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) provides Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) loans to eligible entities that agree to, in turn, make loans to qualified consumers for the purpose of implementing energy efficiency measures.  These loans are made available under the authority of section 6407 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U. S.C. 8107a)(Section 6407).

Spain

State Housing Plan 2013-2016

2013

The Plan provides agreed loans and grants designed to:

- increase access to housing for people with economic difficulties,

- develop rental market,

- foster regeneration of buildings and urban renewal

- improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

 

The plan has been allocated investment amounting to almost 2.5 billion euros: 1.5 billion to facilitate access to housing and 627 million euros for refurbishments, regeneration and energy efficiency.

Brazil

Brazil Inova Energia Program

2013

The goal of the Brazil Inova Energia Program is to boost cooperation and knowledge sharing between companies and technology institutes in fields of smart grids, renewable energy, hybrid and energy efficient vehicles. Inova provides support in form of grants and soft loans.

France

BPI France Innovation for SMEs - support for R&D

2013

Established in 2005, OSEO is a French public organisation that funds and advises small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Part of OSEOs activities involves supporting innovation in SMEs, and since 2008, in larger enterprises meeting similar barriers to innovation as SMEs. OSEO Innovation offers a combination of grants and zero-interest advances to SMEs and larger enterprises for research, development, innovation and deployment activities, with the latter accounting for the majority of financial support. The advances are repaid in accordance with the financed projects level of success.

Czech Republic

JESSICA - Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas Initiative

2013

The intake of applications for low-interest loans provided under the JESSICA programme started in January 2014. This programme is funded by grants from the EU in the framework of the IOP and is part of the concept of Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in urban areas. Through the State Housing Development Fund (SFRB), it will first be used directly for residential houses. Providing soft loans for owners of residential buildings can be arranged at Commercial Bank (KB) branches, and in the cities where the JESSICA programme can be implemented.

United Kingdom

Green Deal

2013

The Green Deal provides a framework of accredited market participants, through which people pay for some of the cost of improving their homes and businesses using a type of loan that is paid back with the savings they can expect to make on their fuel bills. Prior to signing a Green Deal Plan, an assessor will recommend improvements that are appropriate for a property and indicate whether they can be expected to pay for themselves through reduced energy bills. 

Poland

Energy efficient houses

2013

The energy-efficient housing programme offers grants of PLN 50,000 (EUR 12 500) to people who build new or renovate their old homes and whose retrofitted houses use no more than 15 kWh/m² annually from external sources of heating and electricity. Homes which use no more than 40 kWh/m² annually will receive PLN 30,000 (EUR 7,500).

The programme is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2013 and is supposed to run until the end of 2018.

Poland

Energy Efficient Public Buildings LEMUR

2013

Programme is currently under revision. Budget foreseen is $75 million EUR for grants and loans. Continuous call for applications until 31 July 2016. 

 

The aim of the program is to avoid CO2 emissions in relation to the design and construction of new energy efficient public buildings.

Programme runs from 2013and end in 2020. 

Budget designeted for the programme: 300 mln PLN (30 mln PLN for grants). Forms of co-financing : (1) Grants – 30 mln PLN for grants, (2) Loan – 270 mln PLN.

Czech Republic

Building Retrofit Subsidies: PANEL 2013+ programme

2013

Programme is designed to provide financial support for reconstruction and modernisation of all types of blocks of flats.

Poland

Energy efficient street lighting

2013

Aim of the programme was to support projects aiming to improve the energy efficiency of street lighting systems. 

Forms of co-financing:
1) Grant – amount available PLN 160 million (ca. EUR 38 million) for the whole programme but the maximum amount of a grant is PLN 15 million;
2) Loan – amount available PLN 196 million (ca. EUR 46.6 million) for the whole period of the programme but the maximum loan amount is 18.3 million; obtaining a loan from the National Fund is subject to the award of the grant.

Germany

Energy Provisioning

2012

Low interest loans are avilable for flexible power plants (gas), transmission and smart grids, local energy storage devices.

Australia

Home Energy Saving Scheme (HESS)

2012

Home Energy Saving Scheme (HESS) supported low-income households across Australia experiencing difficulty meeting and paying for their energy needs.

Germany

Energy consulting in SMEs (?Energieberatung Mittelstand?)

2012

The programme aims at detecting potential for energy savings in SMEs. It covers non-reimbursable allowances for initial energy consulting (up to 60 % of the costs for the consulting) and detailed energy consulting (up to  80 % for the costs for the consulting) as well as loans for investments in energy efficiency measures.

Russian Federation

Resolution ?. 562 ? List for Facilities and Technologies with High Energy Efficiency Eligible for Investment Tax Credit

2011

Provides investment tax loan for organizations that invest in specific energy efficient technologies and projects. The current revised list of eligible technologies consists of 56 items (used to be originally four). 

Greece

Efficient Use of Energy and Energy Saving

2011

The programme was launched on 1st February 2011 and is open until the full budget absorption. It offers citizens incentives to carry out interventions, aimed at improving their houses energy efficiency. Due to the economic crisis, in May 2011 and March 2012, the programme conditions have been improved in order to cover more citizens.

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