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Within the multiannual framework programme for actions in the energy sector,a specific programme for promotion of renewable energy sources and support for the implementation of a Community strategy and action plan for renewable energy sources to the year 2010 (ALTENER) is implemented for the period 1998 to 2002.

The objectives of the ALTENER programme are:

- To help create the necessary conditions for implementing the Community action plan for renewable sources of energy, and in particular the legal, socioeconomic and administrative conditions, including new market instruments and mechanisms, in particular those mentioned in the Commission's White Paper of 26 November 1997, and including the campaign for take-off;

- To encourage private and public investment in the production and use of energy from renewable sources.

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