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Sustainable Energy Week 2013: Financing Green Project, from above and below

At the Thursday Session ‘What Europe can learn from Europe’, the issue of how to best mobilise private capital for energy efficiency in buildings and industry was extensively discussed. Whilst many approaches leant on using public-private partnerships, two examples worthy of note for their opposite approach to financing includes BetterVest of Germany and the Green Deal Finance Company of the UK. BetterVest are a crowdsourcing web platform which allows businesses to attract investors to help them upgrade the energy efficiency of their premises. The Green Deal is a UK Government financing device that combines public and private finance to allow public with poor credit ratings to pay back the cost of efficiency upgrades through the energy saved over their past energy bills

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