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    Reference: 20160161
    Release date: 17 May 2016

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    Sustainable Development Capital LLP

    Location

    Description

    Infrastructure fund targeting energy efficiency investments in the UK and continental EU.

    Objectives

    The fund aims at achieving energy efficiency gains by investing in three project categories: (i) reduction of energy through more efficient lighting, heating and cooling and building management systems, (ii) distributed generation of energy through high-efficiency CHPs and renewable energy and (iii) improvement of grid efficiency through energy storage and demand response systems. The development of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects supports national and European targets in these two areas and thus supports the EU's climate change and security of energy supply objectives. The project is in line with the Bank's priority energy lending objectives concerning renewable energy and energy efficiency.

    Sector(s)

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    GBP 50 million (EUR 58 million)

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    GBP 250 million (EUR 289 million)

    Environmental aspects

    Most of the projects in the existing pipeline of the fund are expected not to fall under the EIA Directive 85/337/EC, as amended, in which case the projects would not be subject to an EIA. If an underlying investment is subject to an EIA, the fund manager will be required to obtain the non-technical summary of it, and where relevant written confirmation from the competent authority that the investment will not have any significant negative impact on sites of nature conservation.

    Procurement

    The fund's investment guidelines will be required to ensure that procurement procedures applied by the underlying investments financed by the fund are in line with the provisions of the relevant Directives.

    Status

    Signed - 3/10/2017

    Disclaimer

    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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