MEMBERS of European national parliaments and the European Parliament itself have called on the EU and its Member States to subsidise renewable energy producers, so that they can become competitive in the EU energy market.

Meeting at an inter-parliamentary meeting in Gotland, Sweden, organised by the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources, (EUFORES), and the Swedish Bioenergy Association, (SVEBIO), the parliamentarians agreed that renewable energies "can and should provide a significant share of the total energy supply in Europe, but ...

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