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Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme: Energy in Transport 2011 call for proposals

The Intelligent Energy Europe Programme which is targeted at bringing innovation to the market place by removing non-technological barriers to the uptake of new technologies, products and solutions, has launched its 2011 Call,closing on12 May 2011.  Its Energy in Transport (STEER) line has a budget of around €12million to be made available as grants to fund projects promoting the uptake of clean and energy-efficient vehicles and energy efficiency measures:  

Energy efficient transport: for actions reducing the demand for road freight and travel by car and for actions which shift these journeys to more sustainable modes. 2011 priorities are projects which:

  • help cities and regions to develop Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans through networking and sharing experience and best practice
  • improve the energy efficiency of freight distribution in urban areas bringing together Local Authorities, fleet operators, distributors, retailers and customers to develop schemes to manage freight operations better
  • increase the energy efficiency of leisure travel by adopting new approaches to changing travel behaviour - in concert with tour and public transport operators, travel agencies, tourist information centres and tourist attractions.

Clean and energy-efficient vehicles: for actions that support the market for more energy-efficient vehicles. 2011 priorities are projects which:

  •  assist fleet operators and authorities in implementing the EU’s Clean Vehicle Directive (2009/33/EC) - promoting the procurement of clean and energy-efficient vehicles
  • address specific issues associated with energy efficient vehicles – such as safety and eco-driving.

 As Energy in Transport has previously received fewer applications than other areas of the IEE Programme this is a potentially significant opportunity. Funding covers up to 75% of all eligible project costs. and example of previously funded projects can be found here

For Information on the Call is published on IEE website and can be found here.

You can download the presentations from the Information Day held in Brussels here

The UK’s Energie Helpline can provide more information here or telephone 0161-874-3636

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