Sir Graham Watson pushes European Commissioners for renewable energy
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
"Our meetings today are about how we can use the EU's budget for research and regional policy to finance a surge in renewable energy in Europe and an electricity supergrid to connect Europe's remote sources of renewable energy together into one stable, reliable and 100% renewable source of power for all."
"This campaign comes at a crucial time, as the EU's overall spending plans for the 2014-2020 budgetary period are being drawn up as we speak. We are calling for €2 bn a year for research and €3 bn per year from structural funds for building a European supergrid and supporting large-scale renewable energy installations."