In December 1994, the European Commission published a call for proposals for the Community's specific programme for research and technological development, including demonstration, in the field of non-nuclear energy (JOULE-THERMIE)(1994-1998). The results of this call for proposals are now available. A total of 938 proposals were received, of which 181 were classed as A1, A or B+ proposals following evaluation. Only 28 proposals were considered not eligible for funding under the terms set out in the information package accompanying the call. The total amount of funding requested from the EU was ECU 851.2 million. The funding necessary for the A1, A and B+ proposals alone is ECU 191.6 million. The final amount of funding allocated is still subject to negotiation. Proposals received were divided, as follows, among the areas covered by this call for proposals: - Energy research, development, demonstration and dissemination strategy: 67 proposals received and 13 accepted (A1, A and B+); - Rational use of energy: 172 proposals received and 47 accepted (A1, A and B+); - Renewable energies: 563 proposals received and 94 accepted ( A1, A and B+); - Fossil fuels: 136 proposals received and 27 accepted (A1, A and B+). Proposals involved an average of 5.3 partners per proposal. These included: - Industrial enterprises (32.8%); - Research organizations (28.7%); - Universities or similar institutes of higher education (30.1%); - Joint Research Centre (0.8%); - Others (6.5%).