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POWER to the South East

30 October 2009

SEEDA is calling on green projects to bid for funding to help build a successful, sustainable low-carbon economy in the region and across Europe.

EU Co-financed by ERDF

The POWER Interregional Programme provides funding to projects that can reduce energy consumption, build eco-awareness or increase the number of green start-up businesses. The South East is one of seven European Union regions chosen to benefit from the Programme.

Managed by SEEDA, the programme will support 12 interregional joint cooperation or pilot initiative projects that promote the following themes: Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy; Eco-Innovation and Environmental Technologies; Sustainable Transport; and Behaviour Change.

The Programme will provide €5.8m (£4.5m) to promote low-carbon economies in seven regions across Europe, including South East England and regions in Spain, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, Sweden and Estonia.

The POWER application process will close on Friday, 15 January 2010. Bidders are invited to post their project ideas at the POWER website in order to find potential partners in the regions.

Kathy Vuillaume, SEEDA European Programme Manager, said: "Programmes such as POWER are crucial if the South East is to meet its ambitious low-carbon goals. This is a real opportunity to get green projects off the ground, partnerships that can influence stakeholders across the region and Europe to take similar action and make change happen. I strongly encourage any relevant stakeholders in the field considering such a project with international potential to apply as soon as possible."

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