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A new report by THERMIE and ALTENER in association with the European Commission addresses the need to develop renewable energy technologies for Europe. Energy is fundamental to life and is essential for economic growth. However coupled with the increasing demand on finite energy resources by industrial nations is the associated environmental burden resulting from polluting emissions. Renewable energy refers to a wide range of naturally occurring, replenishable energy sources, including hydropower, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal. Renewable energy technologies convert these sources into solid and liquid fuels, heat and electricity. Renewable energy technologies have been identified by the EU as crucial to future development. These technologies are indigenous, generate little or no pollution and are becoming increasingly cost effective. The development of renewable energy can create new businesses, bring employment and encourage economic and social cohesion in a region that may otherwise lack industrial development.

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Bibliographic Reference: CS-14-98-655-EN-C
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3796-3
Record Number: 199910530 / Last updated on: 1999-04-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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