Saturday, January 05, 2013
European Parliament agrees 6 billion Euros for clean energy research
The European Parliament's Energy and Research Committee (ITRE) has voted today to allocate three-quarters of the next energy research budget to renewables, energy efficiency, smart grids and storage. This would make a total of 6 billion Euros, including the Intelligent Energy Europe programme (1), out of an overall 80 billion Euros for R&D under Horizon 2020.
"MEPs have understood how crucial wind energy and other renewables are to the EU's economic growth, technology leadership, fighting climate change, and that sufficient R&D funding is essential to further their development in line with the EU's climate and renewable energy priorities", commented Vilma Radvilaite, Regulatory Affairs Advisor at the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
See full Press Release: http://www.ewea.org/press-releases/detail/?tx_ttnews[tt_news]=1989&cHash=e00e0a35ad1acb4975b044ddac36762b