With support through the EEA Grants, Spain and Norway are working together to develop solutions to improve energy efficiency in tunnels. By taking the appropriate measures, electricity bill savings may reach 50%.
Environmental and climate change-related research and technology
An important step in addressing the environmental needs of tomorrow is the promotion of cooperation and knowledge exchange between small and medium-sized enterprises and support for environmental research.
Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway support one programme in this area in Spain. This will help to promote such exchange as well as strengthen the country’s knowledge base on the environment and climate change and increase the use of eco-friendly technologies. The hydroelectric, solar, wind and marine sectors are all in focus.
Read about the programme in each country to find out what activities are funded, how to apply, or how to get involved as a partner.
Funding is available for private entities operating in a related environmental research and technology field and registered in Spain, as the sole beneficiary country with this programme.
Project partnerships between entities in Norway and Spain are encouraged. Innovation Norway is the donor programme partner and can assist entities from Norway who wish to get involved as partners.
Project stories, news and features
“We estimate huge energy savings of around 125 000 GJ over three years and a reduction of 18 750 tonnes of CO2. That is the equivalent of emissions from 3 750 cars driven for one year,” said Felip Vidiella, EMEA and India Packaging R&D Director at Dow Spain.
A publicity event showcasing achievements of the EEA Grant-funded programmes in Spain was held in Madrid on 3 June. Many of the beneficiaries who have received support so far were in attendance to tell of their success stories.