The European Commission has announced a 1995 call for proposals for the Non-Nuclear Energy Research, Technological Develop-ment and Demonstration Program. Two types of proposals will be considered: demonstrations and other initiatives.
A contention that the European Commission "systematically underestimates" the cost of nuclear power and carbon capture and storage (CCS) and overestimates the cost of renewable power has been called into question by the EU Energy Commissioner's office.
Europe's competition commissioners have approved the takeover by the Italenergia consortium of Italian industrial group, Montedison. The green light, given on Tuesday, came as a surprise to many observers who had expected the involvement of Fiat and ElectricitÃ¯Â¿Â½e France (EdF) to prove a stumbling block.