PROSPECT project released a comprehensive guide for municipalities, energy agencies, cities and regions planning to replicate energy efficiency initiatives through innovative financing schemes. It aims to help public authorities to get familiar with innovative financing options and support their journey from a project idea to concrete implementation. This report features the best practices of 195 local and regional authorities from 29 countries that took part of PROSPECT learning program and managed to use innovative financing schemes. PROSPECT project offers five: Public buildings, Private buildings, Transport, Public lighting, Cross-sectoral.
This report presents each module as follows:
INTRODUCTION: Definition of the module (thematic area) and examples of questions related to that module. Presentation of the summary of what mentee(s) highlighted about the financing scheme based on what they have learnt from the mentor’s projects. This includes their impressions and the strengths and weaknesses of that financing scheme/project.
FINANCING SCHEMES: Definition of the closest related financing schemes which are presented in the projects
PEERS: Summary of the peers context in relation to the module (thematic area)
PROJECTS/GOOD PRACTICE: Examples of good practices on the module (thematic area), including an example from a PROSPECT’s mentors
PROJECT IDEAS: Overview of project’s ideas gathered during PROSPECT, based on mentors experience, and also the learning objectives which are related to what the mentees aimed to learn
ROAD TO SUCCESS: Overview of the most relevant success criteria reported, per module. Also, you will find issues faced by the local authorities in addressing their energy efficiency initiatives.
To DOs/ADVICE: Advice from different mentors that can be useful for any local or regional authority who wishes to replicate or develop a similar type of project.
FEEDBACK: Quotes from the peers who participated in PROSPECT
LINK WITH OTHER MATERIALS: Useful links, such as webinars, good practices or the handbooks
The PROSPECT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 752126.