Greens urge rethink on EU energy research

The EU must switch its energy research funding towards energy efficiency and renewables, the Greens/EFA political group in the European parliament said this week. Anticipating negotiations on the seventh framework programme of research (FP7) early next year, the Greens criticised European commission proposals as too focused on nuclear fusion research and clean coal. "The urgency of the current energy and climate situation means that priority must be given to technologies that can deliver new energy options in the short term, by 2020," said the group. See press release and the report.

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