RD & D Budget Allocations - 1996

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 2 July 2012
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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