18. September 2018 | 15:07
Private persons no longer have to pay income tax on a grant received from the Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) for connecting to the public water supply and sewerage system or installing a holding tank. The amendment to the Income Tax Act recently entered into force, thanks to which individuals who have previously received assistance from the EIC may receive an income tax refund.
16. August 2018 | 15:13
On 15 August, the Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) opened the second application round for resource efficiency investments in companies. The purpose of the support is to increase the resource productivity of Estonia’s mining and processing industry undertakings via the adoption of innovative solutions. Support is granted for making investments in resource efficient solutions, including the best possible equipment, resource management systems and IT-applications for supporting those systems.
24. July 2018 | 15:44
On Friday, 27 July, the Environmental Investment Centre (EIC) will begin accepting applications for the second application round for the renovation of street lighting infrastructure. Financial support will be allocated from the European Union Cohesion Fund.
23. July 2018 | 11:13
The Environmental Investment Centre (EIC) opens an application round for projects helping to manage flooding risks. Applications will be accepted from 3 September 2018.
28. June 2018 | 10:20
Starting on 4 July, the Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) will be accepting project applications which will help developing countries alleviate climate change and adjust to the changes.
11. June 2018 | 12:23
Last night, on 6 June, the three best ideas were chosen at the super final of Negavatt, the resource-conserving competition of the Environmental Investment Centre (EIC). The 10,000 euro main prize was given to the team Circup who produces machines for gas stations and coffee shops based on dry ice technology, which are made for quickly washing reusable cups.
The EIC opens an application round for private individuals for connecting to the common water and sewage system04. June 2018 | 21:39
The Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) opens an application round for private individuals for connecting to the common water and sewage system or for installing a proper sewage holding tank. Applications will be received from 5 June 2018.
04. May 2018 | 17:08
Since 1 May, the urban bus services in Pärnu have been using bio-methane or green gas produced in Estonia as fuel. The festive opening of the project will be today, 4 May, at 11:00 at the new bus station of Pärnu. EIC supported the Pärnu County Public Transport Centre project with EUR 673,884 under the Cohesion Fund of the European Union.
The first call for applications for resource-efficiency investments attracted many production companies06. April 2018 | 09:14
The final deadline of the call for applications organised by the Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) was 29 March and there were eight companies to submit their applications on that day. The first call for applications had been open since February last year and to date ten projects have been given a funding decision. Most applicants are active in the timber sector, however, food industry and operators of mineral raw materials are also represented. Grants were applied for in the amount of EUR 9.3 million to which the companies will contribute EUR 14.8 million.
23. March 2018 | 10:42
The Supervisory Board of the Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) decided to support important environmental projects for the performance of state’s obligations with a total amount of 9 175 920 euros. The biggest amount will be given to the forestry program, where over 3 million euros was allocated to seven projects.