Position papers and policy briefs

As the European Union focuses on reaching climate neutrality by 2050, consequently increasing its efforts towards green energy, there is a momentum to identify the R&I challenges and industrial opportunities of tomorrow, and to coordinate efforts towards the achievement of new energy and climate priorities in Europe

The research community has a key role to play, both in advancing research on identified political priorities, as well as in advising policymakers on the way forward through excellent fundamental research and focus on low TRLs for the development of new breakthrough technologies, materials and systemic approaches.

In this section EERA compiles the work it has been doing to progress policy making in the energy and climate fields. 

Within the framework of the SUPEERA project, a series of Policy Briefs have been published to identify concrete R&I challenges in the latest EU policies relevant to the energy research community. The analysis of the policies identified has the two-fold objective of supporting recommendations towards the EERA membership and the SET Plan ecosystem at large, as well as to identify potential areas for investments in energy R&I for EU policymakers.

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The digitalisation of the energy sector is happening. A human-centred design approach is needed to ensure that it takes place with and for the benefit of the people. This document presents the concept of human-centred digitalisation of the energy system and puts forward policy recommendations for it to happen in an affordable, sustainable and fair manner.

The main findings include the need for people to access tailored and ready-for-use tools that help realise societal co-benefits, bring individual gains, remove legal, informational and technical hurdles and ultimately ensure just participation of all societal groups.

Substantial additional resources are required to develop digital tools and products to seize opportunities for citizens to engage, optimise energy consumption and manage active participation in the energy system.

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