Coordinating energy research for a low carbon Europe
Thanks to cutting-edge research and development, renewable energy technologies offer an increasingly competitive alternative to fossil fuels. In 2013, about 72 % of all new electricity generating capacity in Europe came from low-carbon, renewable energy sources.
The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) contributes to coordinate a massive public research effort to develop more efficient and cheaper low carbon energy technologies.
EERA is the public research pillar of the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). The SET-Plan aims at accelerating the development and market uptake of key low carbon technologies.
Through 17 Joint Programmes, EERA contributes to ensure that the billions of euros invested in low carbon technologies are spent on the best solutions available.