The European parliament approved a second reading compromise agreement on the €54.58bn EU research programme for 2007 to 2013 (FP7) at its plenary session on Thursday.
The deal agreed by MEPs and ministers ensures at least half the programme’s €2.3bn non-nuclear energy budget will be spent on research into renewables and end-use efficiency (EED 18/07/06). The remainder will support research into clean coal technologies, carbon capture and storage and hydrogen fuel. Another €2.75bn is reserved for nuclear energy research.
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