Public consultation on the EIB energy lending policy

Public consultation on the EIB energy lending policy

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  •  Date: 18 December 2019

The European Investment Bank conducted a public consultation on its energy lending policy from January to March 2019.

The global energy sector is set for profound change. The European Union is at the forefront of this transformation. It has adopted measures to deliver ambitious climate and energy targets for 2030 and a new energy rulebook called Clean Energy for All Europeans.

The public consultation solicited views and input from the public on how the Bank can best support EU energy policy and long-term climate and energy targets. A consultation document highlighted the key consultation topics.

The public consultation process

The public consultation was announced on 21 December 2018 and officially launched on 8 January 2019. Stakeholders were invited to send written contributions by 29 March 2019.

A consultation meeting took place in Brussels on 25 February 2019. This meeting offered an opportunity for direct exchanges between interested stakeholders and the EIB. The event was livestreamed and participants could interact remotely.

Outcome of the public consultation

The EIB received 149 written contributions from organisations or individuals. Feedback and suggestions were rich and diverse. Three petitions were received, signed by over 30,000 people in total.

In line with the EIB Group Transparency Policy, a consultation report is available. The report provides an overview of the consultation process and the stakeholder submissions received. It presents a detailed issues matrix that consolidates the written contributions and presents the EIB’s response to the points raised. 

Decision by the EIB Board of Directors

The EIB Board of Directors discussed the draft energy lending policy at its meetings of 10 September and 15 October 2019. It approved the Energy Lending Policy on 14 November 2019. (Press release)

Contact information

Olivia Saunders (EIB Secretariat General)

Tel:+352 4379 83331 

Press contacts

Christof Roche

(for Brussels based journalists)

Key documents


Launch of consultation


Public consultation on the EIB Energy Lending Policy EN FR DE

Background documents

2013 Energy Lending Criteria (ELC)

Consultation meeting in Brussels


EIB Energy Lending Policy review - Powerpoint presentation

Agenda - Energy Lending Policy Public Consultation Meeting

Meeting summary - Public consultation meeting on the revision of the EIB’s Energy Lending Policy

Publication of stakeholder contributions


Overview of stakeholder contributions received

Download all contributions [File size: 44 MB]

Publication of EIB comments to stakeholder contributions


Issues matrix

Publication of Consultation report


Consultation report

Publication of final draft document


Draft Energy Lending Policy


Revised draft Energy Lending Policy

Adoption of new document by EIB’s Board of Directors


Adopted Energy lending policy