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The final results of the public consultation on INTELLIGENT ENERGY – EUROPE III IN HORIZON 2020 have been published on the DG Energy website, with responses identifying the public sector and local and regional authorities as priorities in the next funding period.

The objective of the consultation was to seek the view of relevant stakeholders given IEE’s aim to support market deployment of sustainable energy measures to achieve the 20-20-20 targets.

The public consultation was open from 20 June to 12 September 2012 and received a total of 643 responses. Support for the continuance of the program was clear – almost 90% participants wished to have a follow-up to IEE II.

In response to the question, ‘Which target group should IEE III focus on?’ participants named public authorities as the leading target group.

Within the general target group of ‘public authority’,regional and local authorities were identified as having a higher priority, both with ca. 72 […]

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