European Energy Union – What role for innovation?

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The Energy Union will cut across a number of policy sectors including energy, transport, research and innovation, foreign policy, regional and neighbourhood policy, trade and agriculture, according to the EU executive’s plans.

Plans for the Union have developed beyond questions of security of supply to encompass issues such as fighting climate change.

  • What role does innovation play in the European Commission’s strategy?
  • Is the European energy sector innovative enough? What can be improved?
  • With cuts in the European Commission funded Horizon2020 budget, how will Europe manage a clean, safe energy market?

EURACTIV Institute held a round table debate to explore answers to these questions.

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