Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:1996
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>All
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Funding:1995: 32% of Federal Energy R&D Budget; 1996: 25%
Description:Approximately 25% of Austrias federal energy R&D budget in 1996 was allocated specifically to renewable sources (down from 32% in 1995, but about triple the then IEA average). This funding was split 52% for biomass and 27% for solar, with the remainder spent on wind, geothermal and hydro. In 1996, Biomass funding of ATS 50 million included projects on the direct use of biomass (e.g., by improving wood-burning stoves), as well as the production of liquid biofuels. Solar research funds focused on heating and cooling, and photovoltaics.

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