While the COVID-19 emergency has overshadowed other policy goals in the short term, climate change will continue to remain at the top of the EU political agenda for many years to come. Energy efficiency (EE) is a key pillar of the EU’s long-term strategic vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy.
In this context, a better understanding of firms’ investment decisions in energy-efficiency measures and their key determinants is important, to properly design policy actions and keep momentum for climate action.
Going Green – Who invests in energy efficiency, and why it matters, a new report by the EIB, provides a brief overview of firms’ investments in energy efficiency measures and the role of various factors in their decisions, based on the EIB Investment Survey (EIBIS).
This report analyses and discusses the answers given by firms concerning their spending on energy-efficiency measures, the quality of their building stock, and the role of various factors in their energy efficiency investment decisions. These answers are compared across countries, sectors and firms size to identify areas for potential improvement and target setting.