The Climate Department manages the Climate and Energy Fund (KEF). The Climate and Energy Fund supports research and development projects (R&D) and pilot projects that can provide experience with new energy solutions and technologies. The aim of the support for R&D and pilot projects is to develop or demonstrate new solutions that can reduce climate gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, and increase production of renewable energy in Oslo. The projects that are supported must be sufficiently innovative and creative so that they can be awarded support pursuant to the government support regulation’s exception under the EU’s group exception scheme (GBER) article 25, support for research and development. This means industrial research, experimental development, or preliminary studies. Professional assistance is also wanted for the evaluation of applications for the scheme in accordance with the criteria, and to follow-up granted projects when they are ongoing and at the final report stage.