Official launch of FALCO

The FALCO project was officially launched on 5th of September in the presence of Flemish Budget, Finance and Energy Minister Bart Tommelein. During this event, FALCO’s guidelines and milestones for the next 4 years were presented to local governments, potential investors and project owners. The various keynote speakers, including representatives from the European Commission, the private sector and local policy-makers, agreed on the necessity to accelerate the energy transition and emphasized the need to develop innovative financing solutions to that end. ETAP CEO Christ’l Joris stressed the enormous potential in terms of business opportunities while Hein Dirix, Chief Officer of Tractebel’s Infrastructure & Environmental Business Line, highlighted the expected increase in demand for energy-efficient solutions, stressing that Tractebel took on the role as FALCO coordinator because it is convinced it can appropriately fill gaps sustainable energy financing needs.