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On 23-24 November the Strategic Energy Technology Plan 2020 conference takes place virtually with the theme “Making the SET Plan fit for the EU Green Recovery”.
Co-organised with the German Presidency of the Council of the EU, the event will discuss the contribution of the SET Plan to the more ambitious energy and climate targets for 2030 and 2050 in the context of the recovery.
The conference will start with a ministerial session, including the participation of Minister Altmaier and Commissioner Simson. The high-level panel will discuss the clean energy transition path in the context of the European recovery as well as the importance of research and innovation to boost competitiveness and keep Europe at the forefront of clean energy technologies.
Government representatives will provide insights about the R&I aspects of the Recovery and Resilience Facility plans under development as well as the link to the National Energy and Climate Plans and the European Green Deal objectives.
Since 2008, the SET Plan has been the core instrument to help aligning European and national clean energy R&I priorities across Europe by fostering cooperation between governments, the research community and industry.
This cooperation mechanism helps to leverage the use of funding instruments and to attract private investments in key clean energy technologies needed to reach the European Green Deal objectives, including renewables, batteries and smart grids.
Speakers will discuss these aspects, looking in particular at the priorities linked to energy system integration, hydrogen, off-shore renewables and the Renovation Wave.
For more information and/or to sign up, visit the conference website