1) POWER: Low Carbon Economies
POWER was formed to help regions deliver ‘low carbon economies’ and contribute towards meeting the EU energy targets. Policy Experts from across the regions drew up specifications which are closely aligned with the INTERREG IVC aims and objectives. The specifications focus on delivering low carbon economies, allowing the regions to present what they do best and also learn from other regions where they have gaps in their local expertise. Nine projects are funded under POWER.
2) RENREN: Renewable Energy Regions Network
The project RENREN aims to identify policy choices that will improve regional frameworks for renewable energy expansion. The 14 partners from across Europe are collaborating to this end, since regions will play a big part in helping the EU and its member states achieve their 2020 renewable energy targets and related greenhouse gas reduction targets.
RENREN’s key regional governmental bodies will exchange experience and expertise in a strategic project that focuses on enabling conditions for renewables expansion, as well as how these relate to different technologies. It will develop policy recommendations to facilitate the transfer of the project findings into regional policy-making. Follow the RENREN projects newsletter
3) MORE4NRG: Exchanging best pratices on sustainable energy policies
MORE4NRG is an INTERREG IVC project to strengthen the delivery of regional strategies for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency by exchanging best practices on sustainable energy policies and jointly developing an integrated monitoring tool for measuring the effect of regional sustainable energy strategies.
4) Bioenarea: Improve regional policies for bio-energy and territorial development
The BIO-EN-AREA project aims at exchanging and transferring experiences among partners in order to increase their capacities to favour and optimize the use of bio-energy. The major objective is to improve regional policies for bio-energy, and help partners to draft or implement their Regional Biomass Action Plan, as the main expected result and operational objective. 7 proposals for sub-projects have been selected for support within the “BIO-EN-AREA” Miniprogramme.
5) The European CCS Demonstration Project Network
To help fulfil the potential of CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS), the European Commission is sponsoring and coordinating the world's first network of demonstration projects, all of which are aiming to be operational by 2015. The goal is to create a prominent community of projects united in the goal of achieving commercially viable CCS by 2020.
6) ELTIS: The urban mobility portal
Eltis facilitates the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences in the field of urban mobility in Europe. It is aimed at individuals working in the field of transport as well as in related disciplines, including urban and regional development, health, energy and environmental sciences. Eltis supports the creation of urban transport systems, which use less energy and produce less emissions, while improving the competitiveness of urban areas and the mobility and quality of life of its citizens. Created more than 10 years ago, Eltis is now Europe's main portal on urban mobility.
ENNEREG - Regions paving the way for a Sustainable Energy Europe is a European Project supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme which started on 1 May 2010 and runs until 30 April 2013. ENNEREG aims to establish and inspire EU Regions to take up the challenges of fulfilling the EU 20-20-20 climate and energy targets of at least 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% increase in energy efficiency and 20% of energy from renewables by 2020.