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The crisis/meltdown has hit the EU energy budget. Apparently EWEA is not pleased with this amount of funding.

EU R&D Funds Puts 2020 Targets in Question


Under the proposal, all non-nuclear energy gets only 7.5% of the research budget - 6.5bn Euros out of 87.7bn Euros. Nuclear alone gets 1.8bn Euros for just five years under Euratom - as well as additional funds for ITER (and even a slice of the SET Plan).
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The European wind industry was counting on 1.3bn Euros of EU research funding for wind, but today's announcement makes that impossible. Even the full 6.5bn Euros for non-nuclear energy (of which the SET Plan is only a part) is not enough to cover all SET Plan needs.

Clever of them to announce after conference participants disbanded.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Mon Dec 5th, 2011 at 03:32:00 AM EST
Looks like the EWEA needs to fire their lobbyist(s.)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Mon Dec 5th, 2011 at 12:55:38 PM EST
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Other industries might have far more weight, overwhelming even the skilled EWEA folk. Remember, rational argument doesn't count anymore.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Mon Dec 5th, 2011 at 12:59:25 PM EST
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"When has rational argument ever counted?" He asked, cynically.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Mon Dec 5th, 2011 at 01:06:07 PM EST
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