The European Commission recently published the first deliverable of our study on ‘Building the investment community for innovative energy projects’. The overall objective of the study is to build/strengthen the investment community for innovative energy technologies, in order to increase the volume invested. Financing is recognised to be a key element to bring innovative energy technology solutions to the market, which subsequently helps achieving the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets.
This first report contributes to the overall objective by providing an understanding of the current European investment community for clean energy innovations. Furthermore, it:
- Defines and scopes the investment community,
- Identifies and analyses the main reasons for the lack of investment, and
- Outlines best practices and potential complementary services to facilitate increased investments.
The report has been prepared in collaboration with adelphi. It was published by the Commission on the EU website. Other deliverables of the study include a portfolio of clean energy innovation projects and a vademecum (handbook) for innovators. Moreover, match-making events were organised to initiate the process of investment community building and finally recommendations were drawn concerning supporting policy measures to put in place.