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This publication presents the main results of a major impact assessment of the non-nuclear research and demonstration energy projects from the Fourth Framework Programme (1994 - 1998). It examines their overall impact in different fields (energy RTD strategy, rational use of energy, renewable energies and fossil fuels) in terms of the technologies developed, and in protecting the environment and creating a sustainable economy, as well as other socio-economic effects, such as employment and education. Its main results can be linked to the actual energy policies which aim at reducing greenhouse gases and pollutant emissions, increasing energy supply security, improving energy efficiency, and increasing the use of renewable energy, as well as enhancing the competitiveness of European industry and improving the quality of life both within the EU and globally. An executive summary and a thematic report of this study are also available.

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Authors: No editor stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20876/2 EN (2003), 56 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20876-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32-2-2958220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-6298-1
Record Number: 200417382 / Last updated on: 2004-02-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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