Coordinating energy research for a low carbon Europe

Economic, environmental and social impacts (JP e3s)

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Why a Joint Programme on the Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Energy Policies and Technologies (“e3s”)?

Europe has adopted more ambitious energy policy objectives to achieve a low carbon scenario by 2050. The changes in energy policy reflect a re-orientation away from specific technological solutions and markets towards ‘system’ transformation. This reorientation recognises that technological solutions alone are likely to be insufficient to address the ‘grand challenges’ in energy and that enhanced policy advice is necessary to understand the complex interaction of a variety of socio-technical elements, such as consumer behaviour and acceptance, markets and technologies.


Sub-programme 1: Public perception and engagement
Coordinated by Prof. Asgeir Tomasgard, NTNU

Sub-programme 2: Analysis of innovation support for low-carbon technologies
Coordinated by Erwin Cornelis, VITO (BE)

Sub-programme 3: Life Cycle Approach for evaluating the sustainability performance of energy technologies – Coordinated by Dr. Yolanda Lechón, CIEMAT (ES)

Sub-programme 4: Energy models for a system assessment of European low-carbon energy futures: markets, environmental and economic impacts
Coordinated by Dr. Maria R. Virdis, ENEA (IT)

Sub-programme 5: Sustainable low-carbon platform – Coordinated by Tiina Koljonen VTT (FI)


Policy Impact Assessment of the EU 2030 Climate & energy Package