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Renewable Energy

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what percentage of the national budget in each of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries is spent on Government-funded research into renewable energy sources.

The table sets out the percentage of the national budget in each of the OECD countries spent on Government-funded research, development and demonstration into renewable energy sources in 1988, the latest year for which information is available. The information was derived from published OECD reports (Energy Policy and Programmes of IEA Countries: 1988: OECD Outlook, December 1989; and OECD Main Economic Indicators, December 1989).

Renewables expenditure as a percentage of total Government expenditure
Percentage
Canada0·01
United States0·01
Japan0·01
Austria0·01
Belgium0·01
Germany0·02
Greece0·02
Italy0·01
Netherlands0·02
Norway0·01
Portugal0·01
Spain0·01
Percentage
Sweden0-02
Switzerland0-03
United Kingdom0-01

Note: Data on renewables expenditure are not available for Australia. New Zealand, Denmark, France, Ireland, Finland, and Turkey.