Government Links in Renewable Energy
The following list is illustrative of the government agencies, psuedo-government bodies and services which are active in the field of renewable energy. Remember that these too are staffed by enthusiasts
Agency Name
EC Joint Research Center - Institute for Energy Institute for Energy, P.O. Box 2 NL-1755, ZG Petten, The Netherlands Biomass and waste-to-energy systems and clean energy sources Bioenergy Europe
EC Joint Research Center - Institute for Environment and Sustainability Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Via E. Fermi 1, I-21020 Ispra (VA), Italy
Tel: +39(0332)78 9393
Fax: +39(0332)78 9222
Provides a Scientific and Technological reference base on renewable energy sources and perform technology developments where harmonisation is required, particularly in the field of Photovoltaic Solar Electricity, end-use efficiency of electricity and electricity storage problems for renewables. Renewable Energy Europe
European Commission Directorate General XVII (Energy)   The development of renewable energy - particularly energy from wind, water, solar power and biomass - is a central aim of the European Commission's energy policy. There are several reasons for this: renewable energy has an important role to play in reducing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions - a major Community objective; increasing the share of renewable energy in the energy balance enhances sustainability and improves the security of energy supply; renewable energy sources are expected to be economically competitive with conventional energy sources in the medium to long term. Renewable Energy Europe
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2, D-79110 Freiburg, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 7 61 / 45 88 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 7 61 / 45 88 - 9000
The Institute develops components, materials and processes in the areas of the thermal use of solar energy, solar building, solar cells, electrical power supplies, chemical energy conversion, energy storage and the rational use of energy. Solar Europe
Netherlands Agency for Energy and the Environment Physical Address:
Novem Sittard
Swentiboldstraat 21, 6137 AE Sittard, The Netherlands
Postal address:
PO Box 17, 6130 AA Sittard, The Netherlands
Tel.: +31-46-4202202
Fax: +31-46-4528260
Novem is a government agency under the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and focuses on encouraging the sustainable development of energy and the environment. Renewable Energy Europe
Risø National Laboratory Risø National Laboratory
Frederiksborgvej 399, P.O. 49, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Tel: +45 4677 4677
Fax: +45 4677 5688
A variety of multidisciplinary programs including wind energy, bioenergy and sustainable energy development. Renewable Energy Europe
Swedish National Energy Administration Kungsgatan 43
Postal Address:
Box 310
631 04 Eskilstuna
Tel: +46 16-544 2000
Fax: +46 16-544 2099
The Swedish Energy Agency, which was formed in 1998, works towards transforming the Swedish energy system into an ecological and economically sustainable system through guiding state capital towards the area of energy. This is done in collaboration with trade and industry, energy companies, municipalities and the research community. Renewable Energy Europe