Powering the European Unions Future
Fears that fossil fuels could lead in time to devastating climate change has lead to a progressive acceptance in the world community that there is an urgent need to reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. The European Union has lead the international community at Kyoto in defining limits on the release of greenhouse gases. The EU non-nuclear energy research programme plays a critical role in providing the means to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, in helping to cut pollution and in enabling the use of clean renewable sources of energy, while significantly contributing to Europe's industrial competitiveness. The non-nuclear energy programme of the Fifth Framework Programme for Research and technological Development (1999-2002) will build on past efforts, but it will also seek to create conditions in which research results are likely to be taken up by the market.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18789 EN (1998) 45pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5754-7
Record Number: 199910661 / Last updated on: 1999-04-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en