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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. 

about the project

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Eastern New Energy will help to build a stronger Local Energy/Low Carbon Economy in the East of England providing support to a range of local activity that can develop the growth of a stronger local energy/low carbon system and market in the East of England region.

About Eastern New Energy

Our goal is to understand and remove the barriers that prevent us rapidly decarbonising our communities, buildings, transport and lives. 
We will work with business, councils, communities, organisations, households and individuals to: 

  • Develop and implement Net Zero action plans
  • Act in response to climate emergencies they have declared
  • Build new zero-carbon homes
  • Retrofit existing homes and commercial buildings
  • Switch their vehicle fleets to lower carbon alternatives
  • Develop community and commercial energy projects
  • Design, develop and bring to market new low carbon products and services

Project objectives

  • We will focus on citizen-led innovation.
  • We will bring energy and digital specialists together with people with ideas and problems.
  • Together we will collaborate to accelerate decarbonisation in our communities, homes, businesses and lives. 

Project involvement

The project team includes energy, utilities and infrastructure specialists; innovation incubators; investors; digital experts (GIS, geospatial big data and analytics, IoT/smart cities applications, AI, and coordinating community action using digital platforms); universities; construction companies; local authorities and community groups.

Lead by the University of East London, the £10.2m project will start delivery in 2020 and will last for three years. 
Results from the Eastern Region will inform plans to remove these barriers across the UK. 

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