EnR/EIB Training Workshop within the framework of the Renovation Wave – 15 April 2021

The European Energy Network (EnR) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) held a joint training workshop within the framework of their collaboration on the Renovation Wave, one of the priority themes for ADEME during its presidency of the Network in 2021. The purpose of this workshop, held on 15th April 2021, was to present the ELENA facility (European Local Energy Assistance) and the updated EIB energy lending policy. EnR shared some preliminary results of the recovery and resilience plans’ analysis and the role of the national energy agencies in supporting national authorities in implementing the Renovation Wave on the ground.

The workshop was not only an opportunity to highlight the need for more technical assistance and one-stop-shops to accelerate the massification of buildings’ renovation, but also to highlight the importance of these issues in the national recovery and resilience plans. Both subjects are high on the European Commission’s agenda, as stated by Mr. Karlis Goldstein, CAB Simson, who gave a brief overview of the activities related to the Renovation Wave that the European Commission is working on.

Fifteen national energy agencies participated in this workshop organised as a follow-up activity of the collaboration between EnR and the EIB started in 2020 with the aim of identifying ways in which EnR could provide support to the EIB and the European Commission in achieving the goals of the European Green Deal.

A benchmark study on the role of EnR network agencies in the implementation of public policies for building renovation will be carried out by ADEME in 2021. The results of this study aim to showcase the expertise of EnR members in this field and to contribute to discussions on the Renovation Wave at European level.