Launch of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Competitiveness and Innovation Forum for renewables
On 9th January, the first high-level meeting of the renewables section of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Competitiveness and Innovation Forum will take place at the Berlaymont building, opened by Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy. The meeting's objective will be to consolidate the industrial basis for renewables in the EU and to gather industry support to take advantage of the growth opportunities of the clean energy transition. More than 20 CEOs and industry leaders, including Small and Medium Enterprises, as well as other relevant actors, such as representatives from international organisations, will take part in this dialogue that will focus on how to reinforce the competitiveness of the EU renewable energy industry's value chain. The role of research and innovation and trade policy will also centre discussions.
Following the high-level meeting, a public event with all three sections of the Clean Energy Industrial Forum will be organised during the EU Industry Days on 22-23 February 2018. This will also serve as a spring board to assert EU industrial leadership in low carbon energy technologies to be showcased in the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial and the 3rd Mission Innovation meetings in Malmö and Copenhagen in the week of 22-25 May 2018.