U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fact #262: April 7, 2003
Europeans Favor Renewable Research
In 2002, approximately 16,000 citizens of the European Union, age 15 and older, were asked their opinions on energy-related matters. Sixty-three percent of surveyed Europeans answered "renewable energy sources" when asked the question:
In which of the following areas would you like to see more energy-related research in the European Union?
|Type of Energy
|Renewable energy sources, such as solar power, wind
|Cleaner means of transport, such as electric cars
|Nuclear fusion, the merging of light atoms
|Nuclear fission, the merging of heavy atoms
* Respondents were able to choose more than one answer.
Source: European Commission, Energy: Issues, Options, and Technologies (PDF 1.9 MB) December 2002. (Download Adobe Reader)
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