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Renewable energy strategies

Objective

This project examines the policy issues entailed in promoting renewable sources of energy. The principal focus is on the appropriate institutional structures, optimum governmental policies and the financial commitment required to promote alternatives to fossil fuels. The rationale for the focus on non-fossil sources is both from a CO2 emissions reductions perspective as well as that of security of energy supplies.

The scope of the project will be as follows :
The scope of the project will be as follows : 1
technological fixes.
1 Energy resources and technological fixes. Includes, economic status and projections of four key technologies examined in detail: wind; biomass Includes, economic status and projections of four key technologies examined in detail: wind; biomass for electricity biomass for liquid fuels; for electricity biomass for liquid fuels; photovoltaics.
Applications and systems. Optimum market size and efficiency issues. photovoltaics.

European RD&D programmes.
2 Market stimulation in developing countries.

Optimum market size and efficiency issues.
A Euro-centric focus on the potential for renewable energies in developing countries for example in technology transfer and trade. European RD&D programmes.


3 The UK and the European Community. Including, the role of the European 2
A Euro-centric focus on the potential for renewable energies in developing utilities in the deployment of renewable energy.

countries for example in technology transfer and trade.

4 Situation in Europe in the field Interest in alternatives to fossil fuels has revived in response to growing environmental pressures, resource 3
Including, the role of the European utilities in the deployment of concerns and the difficulties facing nuclear power.

renewable energy.

5 Reason to undertake it at European level
The study includes an analysis of how current institutions and funding 4
Interest in alternatives to fossil fuels has revived in response to growing have developed and how they compare against likely future requirements and opportunities.
environmental pressures, resource concerns and the difficulties facing nuclear power.
Conclusions include how development and deployment of renewable energy technologies can best be encouraged within the context of the European
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Community.

The study includes an analysis of how current institutions and funding have developed and how they compare against likely future requirements and 6 Expected results and examples of possible applications
Future requirements for the scale and nature of support will be opportunities.
Conclusions include how development and deployment of renewable energy determined,including optimum national policy instruments, if renewables are to make substantial contributions to sustainable energy supplies. technologies can best be encouraged within the context of the European Community.


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Future requirements for the scale and nature of support will be determined, including optimum national policy instruments, if renewables are to make substantial contributions to sustainable energy supplies.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Royal Institute of International Affairs
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10 St James's Square
SW1Y 4LE London
United Kingdom

Participants (1)

ENEL SPA
Italy
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00198 Roma