Europe's energy and climate policy has set ambitious targets for a sustainable, secure and competitive energy system. To achieve these targets, energy technologies have to become cleaner, safer and more affordable. It is clear that research and development has to play a major role in this respect. European research policy provides the tools and framework for effective European R&D.
The Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) brings all the different strands together in a coherent way. It defined a long-term vision of the energy system and creates the specific instruments to achieve it. An important aspect of the SET-Plan is the international cooperation with partner countries.
Energy and Climate Policy
Sustainability, security of supply and competitiveness - learn more about the magic triangle of Europe's energy and climate policy. More
Improving our competitiveness in a knowledge-based economy - learn how the EU contributes to this objective. More
Energy challenges are global. Read how Europe is cooperating with other countries to tackle common challenges. More
The SET Plan
Better technologies are essential for a more sustainable energy system. The Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) works out how we can best use the available resources to develop and deploy these technologies. More