Energy Efficiency: what does the new EU directive and the Italian credit enhancement scheme mean?

The new directive 27/2012/EC, which is to be implemented by June 2014, requires central Public Administrations to investments in the energy efficiency of public buildings. The investments must be equal to the value of 3% of the total surface per year. The directive also extends the energy efficiency culture through mandatory audits for private companies. 

The Italian Stability Law 2014 (Legge di Stabilità 2014) introduced a credit enhancement scheme. The scheme allows Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (the public owned company which uses its resources to support growth of the Italian economy) to issue guarantees against loans that enable public/private partnerships to improve the energy efficiency of public infrastructure.”

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