Country:Austria
Year:2007
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D), Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme , Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion
Policy Target:Solar Thermal, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Multiple RE Sources, Solar>Solar photovoltaic
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
URL:http://www.klimafonds.gv.at
Legal References:Climate- and Energy Fund Law, www.klimafonds.gv.at/home/ueber-uns/aufgaben-und-ziele/klima-und-energiefondsgesetz.html
Description:

Established in 2007, the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund has a budget of approximately EUR 500 Million to spend over four years (2007-2010). The fund will support the implementation of the Climate Strategy through research, targeting sustainable energy technologies, increased energy efficiency and CO2 reduction in transport, and promoting deployment and diffusion of technology in the marketplace.

The fund will support three main fields of activity:

1- R&D on sustainable energy technologies and climate change

2- public transport and mobility (2009: E-mobility, public transport, multimodal transport systems etc.)

3- technology deployment and diffusion (2008: incentive schemes for wood boilers, PV, other renewable energy sources; 2009: framework programme "The Building as power plant", including PV, renovation and solar thermal).

In 2008 the new Austrian energy R&D programme was launched, called "New Energy 2020", and a third call for proposals with a budget of about EUR 40 million took place in October 2009. The 2009 annual programme was approved and published in May 2009.

Another relevant document is the "Strategisches Planungsdokument", which has been appoved (and can be ammended) by the Präsidium (Board). In April 2009, the Funds management was amended so that only two ministries (Environment, and Transport, innovation & technology) are represented in the Board, rather than four as was the case initially.

date effective: 2007 (amended 2009)

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