Intelligent Energy Europe
Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) provides financial support to organizations willing to improve energy sustainability. Launched in 2003 by the European Commission, the program is part of a broad push to create an energy-intelligent future for us all. It supports EU energy efficiency and renewable energy policies, with a view to reaching the EU 2020 targets (20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% improvement in energy efficiency and 20% of renewable sources in EU energy consumption).
Intelligent Energy – Europe creates better conditions for a more sustainable energy future in areas as varied as renewable energy, energy-efficient buildings, industry, consumer products and transport.
The expectation is that by doing this, Europe will also boost its competitiveness, security of energy supply, and innovation standing for the years to come.
Running until 2013, the program is open to all EU Member States, plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. A budget of € 730 million is available to fund projects and put into place a range of European portals, facilities and initiatives.
Most parts of the IEE program are run by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) on behalf of the European Commission.