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2022 was a successful year for the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group in Germany, with overall financing increasing by 20% to €6.61 billion compared with the previous year. With the new government dedicated to greening the economy, both private and public companies turned to the EIB for support for long-term investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
The European Investment Bank Group signed a record amount in new financing for renewables, efficiency, storage and grids in 2022, highlighting the EU bank’s unwavering commitment to ensure access to affordable energy at a time of extreme uncertainty. Total EIB financing signed for sustainable energy projects inside the European Union reached an unprecedented €17.06 billion, as the Bank began rolling out a special package of support for the REPowerEU plan to end dependency on Russian fuel imports.
EIB President Werner Hoyer explains why he thinks the awareness around climate action is growing and highlights the need to act urgently. He also stresses the importance to "bring the word partnership to life" when working with African counterparts.
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Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Breakthrough Energy, visited the European Investment Bank and signed an agreement with Werner Hoyer, president of the EIB, to accelerate the clean energy transition. During this working visit, Bill Gates also addressed the staff of the EIB and talked about the challenges we face to tackle climate change and work towards sustainable development.
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