Renewables industry calls for a separate budget line in FP7 programme
Transparency is the important issue when looking at energy R&D funding. Renewable energy R&D funding has been declining - a drop of 40-50% in real terms for the EU-15 Member States since the 1980s. Funds to conventional fuels outstrip that of renewables. FP7 is the EU's Framework programme for R&D funding, and runs from 2007-2010. More detail on energy R&D funding in this EREC briefing.
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