The ENE project has received funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. 

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About Eastern New Energy

Eastern New Energy (ENE) is a three-year regional support programme – focusing on low/zero carbon actions and local economic development.

The programme is designed to help local enterprises (private and social) and other organisations across the region understand and remove the barriers that we all face in rapidly decarbonising our communities, buildings, transport, and lives.

At the same time we will support you to take full advantage of the business opportunities that are emerging in low carbon and environmental growth markets.

The programme covers the counties of Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Rutland and parts of Lincolnshire and Essex.

How we can help

  • Support for organisations as energy users - energy efficiency, renewable energy generation and storage
  • Support for innovation and development of low carbon products, technologies and services
  • Grants for SMEs (private and social enterprises)
  • Preparing and implementing "Net Zero Carbon" action plans
  • Climate Emergency planning - for Councils, Universities, NHS and other public sector organisations

Who we can help

  • Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) private and social enterprise 
  • Building and construction industry
  • Vehicle fleet operators
  • Local Authorities and other public sector
  • Parish and Town Councils
  • Community groups/organisations
  • Households

Project delivery

The project delivery team - consisting of 20 partners - includes a wide range of low carbon and business development specialists who are ready to assist across the East of England region. This includes specialists in energy, utilities and infrastructure; building and construction; innovation incubators; low carbon finance and investment; digital systems (GIS, geospatial big data and analytics, IoT/smart cities applications, AI, and coordinating community action using digital platforms); as well as universities, local authorities and community organisations.

Led by the University of East London, the £10.2m project started delivery in 2020 and lasts for three years. Results from the East of England Region will inform plans to remove similar barriers across the UK.

For more information please contact ene@uel.ac.uk