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Title: Increasing Energy Efficiency Investment Rates in Greece: From Theory to Practice

Date: 25 November 2021 | 14.00 – 16:30 (Athens local time)

Duration: 150 min

The Triple-A Regional Training Workshop in Greece was organised online on the 25th of November 2021 at 14.00 – 16.30 (Athens local time) holding the title “Increasing Energy Efficiency Investment Rates in Greece: From Theory to Practice”. The event was a co-organisation among the H2020 funded projects Triple-A and SMAFIN, supported by the initiative Build Back Better Greece.

The demand for energy efficiency investments in buildings, infrastructure and businesses is increasing, as a result of the overarching EU goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. There are interrelated barriers including market, financial, institutional, technical, and motivational that make investors remain skeptical due to a number of risks and uncertainties, which hinder the implementation of energy efficiency project ideas. These risks and uncertainties include – among others - the lack of appropriate financing vehicles, the lack of knowledge and expertise, regulatory risks, high initial investment costs, and long payback periods depending on the projects’ nature.

Within this context, Triple-A and SMAFIN, supported by the initiative Build Back Better Greece, organised jointly a roundtable discussion with national field experts aiming to identify the ways to overcome the barriers and minimise the risks to increase the investment rates for energy efficiency projects in Greece. In addition, the national policies and available financial private and public funding schemes were examined, and enhancement proposals were evaluated and discussed.

A practical testing of the Standardised Triple-A Tools and Database was also implemented during the event, in order to validate their use and results and discuss their aspects with relevant stakeholders through a live interactive session. The Triple-A Tools and Database may provide added value to the respective stakeholders, building trust between energy efficiency investors and projects developers.

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Triple-A project, Karakosta C.

SMAFIN project, Papadopoulou K.

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