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Towards a low carbon future – a European strategic Technology Action Plan

November 2007

In order to reach the EU’s energy and climate change policy objectives, the Union needs to develop cost-effective low-carbon technologies, lower the cost of clean energy and put EU industry at the forefront of the rapidly growing ‘green’ technology sector. This comprehensive plan proposed by the Commission aims to establish a new energy research agenda for Europe, which is to be accompanied by better use of and increases in resources, both financial and human, to accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies of the future.