30.03.2021 / News
The declining costs of batteries have greatly fostered battery uptake and the EU initiatives in the field had positive effects on strengthening the value chain. The industry has received incentives to foster batteries and the opportunity to shape the industry’s R&I&D for the years to come. The new Battery Regulation Proposal has the potential to dramatically change the batteries’ business case – especially in the context of e.g. second-life batteries. Much of the focus of the new, proposed norms revolve around sustainability and circular economy.
15.04.2021 / News
EU Funding Explained: A Webinar Series to Help you Navigate the World of EU Funding
Are you wondering what opportunities are out there for your organisation to receive EU funding for energy storage research, demonstration, or deployment projects? The EASE Secretariat is happy to announce the launch of a members-only webinar series to help EASE members navigate the complex world of EU funding!
Over the course of five webinars, the EASE Secretariat, in collaboration with CLERENS, will present the different EU funding programmes with a focus on opportunities for the energy storage sector.
We will cover how these programmes work, which storage technologies are addressed in various EU funding schemes, how to apply, and which EASE resources are available to members.
The upcoming events:
- 27 April 2021 - Horizon Europe
Just in time for the launch of the first Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022, EASE will be giving an introduction to the EU’s flagship R&D funding programme, Horizon Europe: How is the programme set up; what type of storage projects can be funded and how can members apply; and what is a Work Programme?
- 12 May 2021 - Recovery and Resilience Facility
In this webinar we’ll be covering the EU's Recovery and Resilience Facility, which consists of €672.5 billion in loans and grants to support reforms and investments undertaken by Member States to aid the COVID-19 recovery. 37% of this – roughly €250 billion – should be spent on climate investment and reforms. We’ll cover the overall programme and funding amounts, EU Member States’ recovery plans, and highlight which Member States have set aside the most funding for energy storage projects.
- 16 June 2021 - Innovation Fund
The Innovation Fund aims to provide around €10 billion of support over 2020-2030 for the commercial demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, including storage. As a member of the Innovation Fund Expert Group, EASE has been involved from the beginning in the definition and implementation of the Fund. We’ll share with you how the fund is set up and what you need to know about the application process. To help you get ready for the next calls, we’ll share the lessons learned from the first round of calls.
- 6 July 2021 - Storage and Sustainable Finance
Sustainable Finance has a key role to play in mobilising the necessary capital to deliver on the policy objectives under the European Green Deal as well as the EU’s international commitments on climate and sustainability objectives. It helps ensure that investments support a resilient economy and a sustainable recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will give an overview of EU financing, sustainable finance taxonomy and how it is related to the energy storage sector.
- 22 September 2021 - Just Transition Fund, 22 September 2021
The Just Transition Fund is the first pillar of the Just Transition Mechanism. The fund will be equipped with €40 billion. This amount corresponds to fresh money made available to support EU countries in their transition, out of which €10 billion should come from budget appropriations, while the remaining additional resources of €40 billion, covering the period from 2021 to 2024, will constitute external assigned revenue stemming from the European Recovery Instrument.