Strategy 2020 and beyond
On 2 May 2013, the Commission published a Communication setting out a strategy to enable the EU to have a world-class technology and innovation sector fit for coping with the challenges up to 2020 and beyond.
The document stresses the need for accelerating innovation in cutting edge low-carbon technologies and innovative solutions, for reducing costs rapidly and speeding up the introduction of new technologies to the market.
Among the measures proposed: the development of an Integrated Roadmap addressing the energy system as a whole and measures along the entire innovation chain by the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan stakeholders and the design of Action Plans with Member States.
Energy efficiency is increasing its visibility through creation of a coordination structure under the Steering Group of the SET Plan for the promotion of investments in research and innovation in the field of energy efficiency.