Financing, socio-economics

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SUPPORTING ECO-INNOVATIVE SMES - EUSEW 2010

The workshop will present examples of EU-funded projects that support eco-innovative SMEs, notably in the areas of environmental impacts and sustainable energy, through market replication projects, innovation voucher schemes or cluster cooperation.
Array 09.15 Welcome and introduction, Reinhard Büscher, Head of Unit, Support for Innovation, DG Enterprise and Industry 09.30 The Europe INNOVA Eco-innovation Platform, Orsola Mautone, Support for...
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UK: Cash rewards for low carbon electricity and heating

Households and communities who install generating technologies such as small wind turbines and solar panels will from April be entitled to claim payments for the low carbon electricity they produce. Minister Ed Miliband announced on 1st February...
Ed Miliband said: “The guarantee of getting an income on top of saving on energy bills will be an incentive to householders and communities wanting to make the move to low carbon living. The feed-in tariff will change the way householders...
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2nd Covenant of Mayors Ceremony to take place on 4 May 2010

The Covenant of Mayors Office is pleased to announce that the 2nd Covenant of Mayors Ceremony will be held at the Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels on 4 May 2010. This year’s Ceremony marks twelve months of exceptional growth in the...
Mayors from signatory cities can expect to receive their official invitation to the Ceremony in the coming weeks, with registration for the event beginning in February. The Covenant of Mayors is a...
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German poll says economic crisis decreases investments in energy efficiency

Due to the economic crisis only 30 percent of German producing companies invest into energy efficiency. Before the crisis it has been nearly double as many. At the same time the importance of energy efficiency for the companies has increased. This...
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New tariffs in France for electricity produced from renewable energy sources

The French Government published on 13 January 2010 new guaranteed tariffs for the purchase of electricity produced from biomass, geothermal and solar by the public electricity grid management companies. For electricity from solar photovoltaic, the...
Additional information for other renewable energy sources: The solar photovoltaic ground facilities will still benefit from a tariff of 0.314 €/kWh. In addition, for solar PV ground facilities of more than 250 kWpeak, the price will now...
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Registration for the IEE European Info Day (Brussels, 3 February) is open

Your next chance to have your project supported by the EU's Intelligent Energy - Europe programme is close: The next call for proposals will be published in spring 2010. Applying for IEE funding is a competitive process, and the contracts will be...
Languages: Presentations will be given in English. There will be simultaneous translation into French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.Date: 3 February 2010 Place: Charlemagne Building of the European Commission, Rue de la Loi 170,...
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European Commission and European Investment Bank launch European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA) facility

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank of the EU Member States, have launched a grant aid initiative to help local and regional authorities make investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy. The global...
Urban areas represent around 70% of the energy consumption of the EU yet the potential for sustainable energy related investments remains largely untapped. The ELENA facility aims at helping cities and regions implement viable investment...
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EIB partners with KfW, others, to launch South East Europe Energy Efficiency Fund

The European Investment Bank, the bank of the European Union, and KfW Entwicklungsbank, the German Development Bank, have launched with other institutions a new fund to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Southeast Europe and...
The Fund will invest in Southeast Europe and Turkey, namely in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244), Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. It aims to contribute to the economic and...