German energy research funding

July 2005
Outlook on Science Policy;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p80
This article reports that the German federal government will fund energy-related research with a total of €1.7 billion during the period 2005-2008, an increase of some 9% over the previous programme. The two research areas to receive the highest funding are nuclear fusion and renewable energies. In addition to this special programme, the federal government also indirectly supports energy research by funding other cross-disciplinary projects on modern construction technology, space and mobility. The total funding in energy technologies through this programme will increase from €412 million in 2005 to €428 million in 2008.


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