Energy supply and end-use integration (sector coupling)

Sector coupling involves the increased integration of energy end-use and supply sectors with one another, according to a study for the European Parliament. [Shutterstock]

Sector coupling is the new energy buzzword in town. In essence, it means bringing energy supply closer to large consuming sectors such as transport, buildings and industry in search of greater efficiency, more renewables and lower carbon emissions.

In this Special Report, EURACTIV tries to grasp the concept and figure out what it means for the energy transition.

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