20 Oct 2021
Chief Scientific Advisors publish statement on increase of energy prices in Europe
On 20 October 2021, the EC Group of Chief Scientific Advisors published a statement in response to the substantial increase of energy prices in Europe in recent months. In their statement, the Advisors point out that accelerating the transition towards a low-carbon energy system is a solution that can lower energy prices in the long term.
The Advisors stress the need to achieve a fair and effective clean energy transition to mitigate the climate crisis, while protecting those who are in danger of suffering from energy poverty. To achieve this, Europe must put people at the centre of energy policy and rally the whole of society behind this common goal. Reacting to high energy prices plays a pivotal role and should involve immediate support for households at risk of energy poverty along with investments to increase the share of low-carbon energy production in the long term.
The statement can be downloaded here: