To support signatory cities in their search for funding solutions for the development or implementation of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs), the Covenant of Mayors Office recently published a comprehensive overview of the various options available : Quick Reference Guide - “Financing Opportunities for Local Sustainable Energy 2014 – 2020”.
Local authorities can consider a wide range of solutions, whether tapping into EU budget or via other means, including alternative financing schemes such as crowd-funding, revolving funds and green bonds. Obviously, the list is not exhaustive, and the EU funding environment is set to evolve in the coming months, as the Juncker Commission fine-tunes its work programme, but it should provide some initial food for thought !
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Source : www.eumayors.eu
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