The European Parliament and the European Commission are at odds
on the issue of renewable energy (of all types, not just that that can power alternative energy vehicles). The main debate is over funding for non-nuclear renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Groups within the Parliament are charging the Commission with ignoring the Parliament's decision to increase the research budget for renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Parliament voted in mid-June to two-thirds or the non-nuclear energy research budget under the European Union's Seventh Framework Program for Research (FP7) to renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. The Commission, instead, is ignoring the decision and wants to amend the proposal. Member states meet today at a Competitiveness Council to further discuss the issue.
[Source: Renewable Energy Access]