FAQ on the EIB Energy Lending Criteria

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FAQ on the EIB Energy Lending Criteria

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  •  Date: 25 July 2013
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  • Why does the EIB have specific criteria for the energy sector?
  • How does the EIB determine its criteria for the energy sector?
  • To which EIB activities do the energy lending criteria apply?
  • What is the Emission Performance Standard (EPS) and why is it important for future power generation investment?
  • Will the level of the Emission Performance Standard be reviewed?
  • What are the changes compared to the previous lending criteria?
  • Are there other criteria that apply to EIB financing to the energy sector?
  • How do the criteria reconcile the three pillars of EU energy policy (sustainability, security and competiveness of energy supply)?
  • Why prioritise energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy networks?
  • What role will fossil-fuel power generation play in EIB financing to the energy sector?
  • How will EIB financing support the achievement of the EU's long term climate objectives?

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