EU funding for clean energy infrastructure is available
This month, the European Commission has released €980 million of funding for European energy infrastructure projects. The funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which is the European support programme for trans-European infrastructure. According to the Commission, this is a key instrument to deliver on the Green Deal because energy infrastructure has a key role in the transition to a climate-neutral economy.
To apply for the CEF Energy funding, projects must first be considered Projects of Common Interest (PCIs), which need to have a significant impact on at least two EU countries and must increase competitiveness, enhance the EU’s energy security and contribute to sustainable development. As the Green Deal has the goal of climate neutrality, financial assistance provided under this call for proposals should maximise its added value towards decarbonisation.
The deadline to apply for the 2020 CEF Energy call for proposals is 27 May 2020. Learn more about the decision here.