ENG-ENALT 1C - Programme (EEC) of financial support for projects to exploit alternative energy sources, 1979-1984
From 1979-04-09 to 1984-04-08| See all projects funded under this programme / topic
Successor programmeENG-LIGASF C - ENG-ENALT 2C
Programme fundingEUR 95 million
Official Journal ReferenceL 158 of 1978-06-16
Legislative Reference1302/78/(CEE) of 1978-06-12
To develop renewable, commercially exploitable, alternative energy sources, promote the conservation of energy and encourage the more rational use of conventional energy sources, such as solid fuels and electricity, with a view to reducing the Community's dependence on imported energy and to developing potential external markets.
AbstractAs one of the instruments of the Community's energy policy, this programme complemented the R&D programme on non-nuclear energy. Alternative energy was defined as any potential source of energy apart from nuclear energy and fossil fuels exploited by conventional means.
- Exploitation of geothermal fields;
- Liquefaction and gasification of solid fuels;
- Exploitation of solar energy;
- Exploitation of wave, tidal and wind energy.
ImplementationThe Commission was responsible for implementing the programme in accordance with Council Regulations (EEC) No 726/79 (budgetary allocations), No 727/79 (solar energy), No 728/79 (solid fuel liquefaction and gasification) and No 729/79 (geothermal energy), adopted on 9 April 1979 and published in the Official Journal (No L 93 of 12.4.1979).
The Commission reported periodically to the European Parliament and to the Council on the application of these Regulations.
Record Number: 20 / Last updated on: 2014-03-05