Stakeholder groups propose sustainable energy research as top priority for Horizon Europe
On 1 June 2018, EUA Energy & Environment Platform (EUA-EPUE), the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and InnoEnergy called for an increase of funding for sustainable clean energy projects. This would be necessary to fulfil the European Union’s energy objectives for 2030 and 2050 and its commitments in Mission Innovation beyond 2020, the three organsiations stated in their paper.
Horizon Europe should address the research and innovation priorities of the SET-Plan by covering the full innovation chain from fundamental research to innovation actions with direct market potential. The programme should also better integrate education activities and provide appropriate resources as a way to increase competitiveness.
According to the position paper, the research-oriented “missions” that will be part of Horizon Europe must have clear interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral dimensions to bring about transformative change in Europe’s energy sector. Technological solutions alone will not be enough to solve the energy challenge or to fulfil or exceed the EU’s 2050 Energy Strategy and the targets of the Paris Agreement.
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