09 Dec 2021
EC launches Energy and Industry Geography Lab
The European Commission has set up a new online tool to provide geospatial information for companies and infrastructure planners. The Energy and Industry Geography Lab is a map-based interface that enables online data management, visualisation and analysis of data related to energy and industry, helping policymakers to plan the key changes needed to decarbonise the economy. The Energy and Industry Geography Lab shows where to find clean energy, if the necessary infrastructure is in place, or whether there is land available for the installation of renewable energies. It also hosts socio-economic information, and offers forward-looking capabilities, as it includes geospatial data from scenario work by the Commission and third parties.
The Energy and Industry Geography Lab was announced in the Industrial Strategy Update published last May. The Lab was developed by the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in collaboration with relevant industry. It will support the development of the transition pathway and Common Industrial Technology Roadmap for the energy-intensive industries ecosystem. Free access to the Energy and Industry Geography Lab is available here.
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