This Energie publication is one of a series highlighting the potential for innovative non-nuclear energy technologies to become widely applied and contribute superior services to the citizen. European Commission strategies aim at influencing the scientific and engineering communities, policy-makers and key market players to create, encourage, acquire and apply cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable energy solutions for their own benefit and that of our wider society. Funded under the European Union’s fifth framework programme for research, technological development and demonstration (RTD), Energie’s range of support covers research, development, demonstration, dissemination, replication and market uptake — the full process of converting new ideas into practical solutions to real needs. Its publications, in print and electronic form, disseminate the results of actions carried out under this and previous framework programmes, including former JOULE-Thermie actions. Jointly managed by the European Commission’s Directorates-General for Energy and Transport and for Research, Energie has a total budget of EUR 1 042 million over the period 1998-2002. Delivery is organised principally around two key actions, ‘Cleaner energy systems, including renewable energies’ and ‘Economic and efficient energy for a competitive Europe’, within the theme ‘Energy, environment and sustainable development’, supplemented by coordination and cooperative activities of a sectoral and cross-sectoral nature. With targets guided by the Kyoto Protocol and associated policies, Energie’s integrated activities are focused on new solutions which yield direct economic and environmental benefits to the energy user, and strengthen European competitive advantage by helping to achieve a position of leadership in the energy technologies of tomorrow. The resulting balanced improvements in energy, environmental and economic performance will help to ensure a sustainable future for Europe’s citizens.
|Place of Publication||Austria|
|Publisher||University of Technology Energy Economics Group|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2004|