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December 2021

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Dear Clean Energy readers,

Once again, the pandemic disrupted our lives and jobs this year. Luckily, we managed to stay in touch through this newsletter and the Clean Energy Twitter account.

With the hope that the future will be brighter, we wish you all a nice and restful winter break!

See you in 2022 for more news, stories and opportunities to support the clean energy transition in Europe!
Calls and opportunities
CEF Energy: new funding opportunities for Cross-border Renewable Energy projects

Check the presentations and recording of the info day that CINEA organised on 6 December and learn more about the current and upcoming calls under this new window for renewable energy systems.

The Innovation Fund is looking for experts

The Innovation Fund is looking for seasoned technical, greenhouse gas and financial experts to evaluate the next project proposals for the large-scale call. Sign up today and help us shape a greener Europe. Find out how and where to apply!

Programme news
5th PCI list data available on CINEA’s Transparency Platform

The release of this information allows stakeholders and citizens to access detailed data and maps about projects to implement cross-border energy infrastructure in the EU.

Commission awards 27 grants under the Innovation Fund

This brings to 30 the number of projects supported by the Innovation Fund small-scale call. These 30 projects aim to bring low-carbon technologies to the market in energy-intensive industries, hydrogen, energy storage and renewable energy. Together, they will benefit from a total of EUR 109 million of EU grants.

LIFE SUSTAINHUTS wins energy efficiency award

The project took the top prize for its work in reducing the emissions from 12 mountain huts in Spain, Italy, Slovenia and France at a ceremony during the 23rd Energy Days conference in Portorož, Slovenia.

H2020 project receives Energy Globe World Award

SUN-to-LIQUID was awarded the 22nd Energy Globe World Award during the COP 26 in Glasgow for its technology to produce renewable transportation fuels from water and CO2 with solar energy.

Projects' updates
A new roadmap to help building renovations

Currently, only 11% of the EU existing building stock undergoes a renovation each year, and only 1% of those renovations address the energy performance of buildings. Horizon 2020 project iBROAD developed a Building Renovation Roadmap to help homeowners with a long-term and step-by-step plan for their building renovation with the support of trained energy auditors.

New tools to support cities in clean energy transition

Horizon 2020 CoME EASY platform, aiming to achieve interoperability between Covenant of Mayors and European Energy Award, is now available in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Romania and Switzerland.

Underpinning the role of One-Stop Shops in the EU Renovation Wave - First Lessons Learned from the Turnkey Retrofit Replication

One-stop shops can play roles as facilitators in the Renovation Wave, by interconnecting funding opportunities, incorporating solutions to new regulatory requirements, organising training and apprenticeship programmes and supporting various awareness-raising activities.

Bundling up sustainable energy investments through Energy Performance Contracting and crowdlending

The BUNDLE UP project launched over 60 sustainable energy projects in the public and private sector triggering more than EUR 44 million of investments in Portugal thanks to H2020 Project Development Assistance.

PROSPECT+ launches its second edition of capacity building for cities and regions

The ambition of PROSPECT+ is to ensure that more than 200 EU cities and regions in at least 20 European Member States improve their capacities to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate plans and other similar plans, effectively accelerating the achievement of climate and energy goals.

Trigeneration systems based on heat pumps with renewable sources.

Horizon 2020 project TRI-HP is developing flexible energy-efficient and affordable tri-generation (electricity, heating and cooling) energy systems for multi-family residential buildings in Europe.

New publication
Supporting Innovative Solutions for Smart Grids and Storage - 2021

Download our latest brochure showcasing Horizon 2020 Energy projects with innovative solutions for smart grids and storage.

Coming up
Save the date: Info-days for EU Missions to take place between 18 and 19 January 2022

The Info-Days will present a wide range of new topics for all five missions (Adaptation to Climate Change, Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030, A Soil Deal for Europe, Cancer and 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart cities by 2030) which are part of the amended Missions’ Work Programme 2021 under Horizon Europe.

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