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Energy Research in 7th framework programme

Funded under: FP7-ENERGY


Human societies are dependent on and maintained by a continuous flow of energy, arguably the most fundamental and basic resource. As such, energy is an issue that affects all human activities and cuts across all policies.
As described in the Commission's Green Paper on a European strategy for sustainable, competitive and secure energy, Europe has entered into a new energy era. The energy landscape of the 21st century is one in which the world�s economic regions are dependent on each other for ensuring energy security and stable economic conditions, and for ensuring effective action against climate change.
Europe's energy economy, and that of the World, is currently on a path that is not sustainable and urgent action is needed. Set against the backdrop of a growing global demand for energy to power economic development and growth, we are faced with a huge challenge. Sustainable, affordable and secure energy has to become one of the basic pillars of daily life.
The focus of the research and demonstration actions in FP7 will be on accelerating the development of cost-effective technologies for a more sustainable energy economy for Europe (and the rest of the world) and ensuring that European industry can compete successfully on the global stage.

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Authors: No Author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2007, 26 pp. free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: KI-NA-22576-EN-C The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-038
Record Number: 200719409 / Last updated on: 2007-09-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en