July 14, 2003 [SolarAccess.com]CORDIS, the European Commission’s Research and Development Information Service, has launched a dedicated service for research and specific support actions on non-nuclear and renewable energy issues. The new service, part of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) portal, offers central access to background information and funding opportunities as well as direct links aimed at supporting the submission of proposals and project management. It also offers links to more than 600 previous projects in the fields of global change, renewable energies and new energy sources. Additionally, it highlights the contributions that research is making to key political objectives intimately linked with the quality of life of European citizens. These include greenhouse gas emissions, energy carriers, alternative motor fuels and new emerging technologies.