Energy support measures and their impact on innovation in the renewable energy sector in Europe
Energy support measures and their impact on innovation in the renewable energy sector in Europe. European Environment Agency, December 2014, 70 p. (Technical report No 21/2014)
Governments support energy production and consumption in order to meet social, economic and environmental objectives, and they have been doing so for decades. In times of economic crisis, public budgets and household incomes come under pressure. At the same time, countries need to kick‑start their economies by creating new employment opportunities in emerging industries such as the renewable sector. This report examines the support allocated to energy production and consumption in Europe and its impact on innovation in renewable energy (© EEA).