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Council Decision on ALTENER programme

The Council of the European Communities adopted on 13.9.1993 a Decision concerning the promotion of renewable energy sources in the Community (ALTENER programme). The five-year programme (1993-1997) aims to support specific actions for greater penetration of renewable energy ...

The Council of the European Communities adopted on 13.9.1993 a Decision concerning the promotion of renewable energy sources in the Community (ALTENER programme). The five-year programme (1993-1997) aims to support specific actions for greater penetration of renewable energy sources. The actions which may be financed fall into four categories: - Studies and technical evaluations for defining technical standards or specifications; - Measures to support the Member States' initiatives for extending or creating infrastructures concerned with renewable energy sources (training and information actions plus sectoral actions, as set out in an Annex to the Decision); - Measures to foster the creation of an information network aimed at promoting coordination between national, Community and international activities; - Studies, evaluations and other appropriate measures aimed at assessing the technical feasibility and the advantages for the economy and the environment of the industrial exploitation of biomass for energy purposes, in particular heat and electricity production. Community funding estimated necessary for implementation of the programme is ECU 40 million.

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