The 2030 European framework for climate and energy policies sets ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Central to achieving these goals is the deployment of innovative low-carbon energy technologies. A multitude of such technologies has been developed under research and innovation programs in the EU member states. Financing is a key element for bringing such innovations to the market. Yet, many new technologies cannot find investors for a variety of reasons.
Therefore, the European Commission (DG ENERGY) has commissioned the project “Building the Investment Community for Innovative Energy Technology Projects”, which aims to assess and address the current barriers to investment in innovative clean energy technologies and provide best practices and policy measures to overcome those barriers. It sets out to draw a portfolio of innovative projects in the field of energy and develop proposals for enabling investment schemes where necessary. A Vademecum manual will be developed to assist the innovators in reaching out to potential investors. Physical match-making between the investors and innovators will be promoted. The findings from these activities will be used to identify policy measures at EU level to overcome barriers and bottlenecks.
adelphi forms a project consortium together with Trinomics, Climatekos, London Economics and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The focus of adelphi’s contribution lies on identifying best practices in investment community building in the EU and worldwide. Moreover, adelphi will use its expertise in sustainable energy financing to contribute to the manual and policy recommendations.