Country:European Union
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Information and Education
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>Power, Multiple RE Sources>All, Multiple RE Sources>CHP, Multiple RE Sources>Heating
Policy Sector:
Agency:Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation
Funding:2008: EUR 45 million
Description:The second Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme began in early 2007 and runs till 2013. It is one of the European Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programmes (CIP) three sub-programmes. The IEE programme funds projects aimed at: Capacity building; building and spreading of know-how, skills and methods; exchanges of experience; development of market and intelligence; policy input; awareness raising and information provision; and education and training. The IEE programme does not fund "Hardware" type investments, demonstration projects, or technical research & development projects on energy efficiency and renewables. Projects are divided into five subjects: Renewable energy, energy efficiency, transport, developing countries, and horizontal, cross-cutting projects (financing, monitoring, education, and sustainable communities). The 2008 call for proposals is currently underway. Approximately EUR 45 million is available to fund projects, supporting up to 75% of eligible costs as opposed to the 50% provided in previous years. Funding for projects lasts a maximum of three years, generally with a budget of between EUR 0.5 to EUR 2.5 million. The project also funds local/regional energy agencies, for a maximum funding period of 3.5 years.

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