The European Commission launches market testing survey for the future operation of the EU ETS Innovation Fund

1 minute read / February 21, 2023

DG Climate action launched a market-testing survey, to consult a wide range of stakeholders on key features of the future Innovation Fund and to establish an appropriate portfolio of support instruments that will best meet the market needs. The survey comes in a moment when the EU is defining its ambitions towards a Net Zero Industrial Plan, where the Innovation Fund will also contribute, as well as delivering under the RePower EU Plan and the Hydrogen Bank.

The Commission started the preparatory work for amending the EU ETS Innovation Fund Delegated Regulation (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/856) in line with the agreed revisions of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) Directive.

The questions in the survey, cover both the current calls for proposals and the new auctions mechanism. The Commission is interested in identifying the market needs for the next period of the Innovation Fund operation, in terms of project pipeline as well as expected type and size of support and sectoral or thematic priorities to be established.

The survey is open until 7th March 2023 and can be found at:

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