The results of the EIBURS research grant 2015-2018 about the Economic analysis of energy efficiency were presented on Friday June 1st 2018 at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

A half-day workshop about “Policies to finance energy efficiency” drew on the insights of the three-year EIB funded project, exploring a number of key challenges facing energy efficiency financing in the EU.

The event brought together key academics, policy makers and practitioners to present and discuss the results from this project and broader issues relating to financing energy efficiency. The LSE led project involved partners at CIRED in Paris and DIW in Berlin. At the event, researchers  Louis-Gaëtan Giraudet (CIRED Paris) and Anna Petronevich respectively  talked about “Energy efficiency as a credence good – A review of informational
barriers to energy-efficiency investment” and “How do lenders price energy-efficiency loans? Evidence from France”, Puja Singhal (DIW Berlin) about “Evaluating policy instruments for improving energy efficiency in the building stock” and Daire McCoy (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) about “How well do energy efficiency measures actually perform?” Professor Sam Fankhauser (Director, Grantham Research Institute, LSE) delivered the closing address.

The final report can be found here.