FEES

Scaling up Energy efficiency and Cleaner Production in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises through Integrated Solutions and Green Credit (FEES - Financing Energy and Environmental Solutions)

Lack of access to finance is the greatest barrier to implementing high-cost cleaner production (CP) and energy efficiency (EE) projects by SMEs. There is a gap between SMEs and financial institutions (FIs). Many times SMEs lack the capacity to make a compelling business case to FIs. On the other hand, FIs still lack the knowledge to gauge the EE/CP related risks and opportunities. To address this problem, competent environment and energy service providers with integrated technical and financial solutions are indispensable.

This Project aims to: 1) enhance the capacity of Shaanxi SMEs to access green credit and to implement EE/CP; 2) develop risk-sharing mechanisms between government and financial institutions; and 3) strengthen local energy service providing EE/CP solutions.

Duration: 2/2014 - 1/2018

Total budget: EUR 1,716,841 (EU Contribution: 58%)

Contact

Mrs. Sherin Lin

No. 199 Kezhu Road
Guangzhou Science City
China

sherin.lin@tuv.com

TUV Rheinland Berlin Brandenburg Pfalz e.v. (TUV RBBP) TUV Rheinland Berlin Brandenburg Pfalz e.v. (TUV RBBP)
TUV RBBP is the lead partner and responsible for the overall project management and implementation.
ESCO Association of China Energy Conservation Association (EMCA) ESCO Association of China Energy Conservation Association (EMCA)
EMCA is a project partner. It liaises with Chinese banks, develops green financing training methodology, provides training for SMEs, finance institutions (FIs) and energy service companies (ESCOs).
The Climate Change Organization (TCCO) The Climate Change Organization (TCCO)
As a partner, TCCO provides expertise in green credit, conducts comparative study on European and Chinese practice of green credit, and establishes a multi-stakeholder task force on developing new business models.
Administrative Committee of Xi’an Hi-tech Industries Development Zone (ACXHTZ) Administrative Committee of Xi’an Hi-tech Industries Development Zone (ACXHTZ)
As a partner, ACXHTZ plays a role in providing access to the enterprises operating within the zone and in Shaanxi Province by network collaboration. ACXHTZ is responsible in developing policy recommendations.
Shaanxi Engineering Consulting Center (SECC) Shaanxi Engineering Consulting Center (SECC)
SECC provides policy support; engages SMEs, FIs and ESCOs in Shaanxi Province; organises multi-stakeholder roundtable meetings; and develops policy recommendations.
Xi’an Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection (XMRIEP) Xi’an Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection (XMRIEP)
XMRIEP is responsible in knowledge sharing and policy recommendations. It provides local training and CP/EE technical solutions for SMEs and FIs.