The National Energy Foundation has participated in European collaborative projects since 1995, with a clear focus on integration of energy efficiency and renewable energy in the built environment. We aim to participate in no more than one or two high quality projects each year, in order to maximise our contribution to each project.
The National Energy Foundation brings an enthusiastic and collaborative approach to IEE2 projects, drawing on the broad expertise of its 25 professional staff who include native French speakers. We are a not for profit organisation keen to share our twenty years of experience with other partners. We work widely with individuals, communities, SMEs, local authorities, Energy Agencies to encourage a more sustainable approach to energy as a means of combatting climate change. The Foundation also manages the Ground Source Heat Pump Association and the Green Energy Supply Certification Scheme so is ideally placed for projects in the areas of training and certification for renewable energies.
Current Call: Intelligent Energy Europe
We are currently looking for partners for the 2011 call for Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE2). The deadline for proposal submissions is 12th May 2011.
The areas in which we are most likely to be interested in the current call include:
Please contact Ian Byrne.
- ALTENER projects which may include one or more of the following Key Actions:
- Electricity from renewable energy sources (RES-e): for actions to increase the share of renewable electricity in Europe's final energy consumption. Our experience with UK Green Energy Certification may be relevant here;
- Renewable heating/cooling (RES-H/C): for actions promoting use of RES for heating
and cooling applications. We have worked with the solar thermal and ground source heat pump industries for many years;
- Bioenergy: for actions promoting increased production and use of biomass, bio-liquids and biogas in energy markets. We have worked in this sector through our Logpile activity, with a particular focus on pellets.
- Energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings
- Nearly zero-energy buildings; we are especially interested in those around renovation of older (pre-1939) residential buildings, and would be willing to share experience from the Old Home Superhome project.
- Mobilising local energy investment - we have been working in the areas of community financing of projects as well as at innovative ways of recycling payments from feed-in tariffs for the wider benefit of communities. Please note though that IEE support for project development must result in the launch of tangible
investments, which produce concrete, measurable results in terms of energy saved, RES
supply increased, GHG reduced, investments mobilised and/or local jobs created.
If you wish to send proposal outlines in French, please address them to Delphine Wolfe.
European Projects: Past Experience
Among our previous European activities we have participated or led in the following projects:
- Pellet@las - mapping the supply of pellets in the UK and Ireland;
- South Midlands Renewable Energy Advice Centre - establishing a regional centre with financial support from the ALTENER programme;
- ENERFISH - developing liquid biofuels from fish waste;
- EurActive Roofer - developing training and links between roofing contractors and building integrated renewable energy, especially photovoltaics;
- Grasping of Climate - a project introducing climate change to schoolchildren through drama and interactive exhibits;
- Crrescendo! - supporting polygeneration in four large scale housing projects across the EU;
- REST Renewable Energy for Sustainable Tourism - energy audits and installations in the hotel sector.
We have also worked extensively with Energy Agencies in the UK and Europe, helping establish agencies in Milton Keynes and Kirklees, and providing secretariat services to the UK Association of Energy Agencies.