Communication on the revision of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan

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Series Details COM (2023) 634
Publication Date 20/10/2023
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Communication adopted by the European Commission on 20 October 2023, revising the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan.

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The European Union's (EU) Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan supports the development of clean, efficient and cost-competitive energy technologies through coordination and collaboration in clean energy research and innovation (R&I). The SET Plan was first established in 2007 and it has played an important role in implementing the research, innovation and competitiveness dimension of the Energy Union. It has also had a structuring effect on joint R&I actions.

The European Green Deal and the REPowerEU Plan set out strategic objectives for the clean energy transition, including the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries and the reduction of pollution. The Green Deal Industrial Plan provided further direction by calling for a more resilient and autonomous industry across the EU, with the Net-Zero Industry Act and the Critical Raw Materials Act as its building blocks. In addition, the revised Renewable Energy Directive asks Member States to set an indicative target for innovative renewable energy technology. The Communication on a new European Research Area (ERA) for Research and Innovation and the European Research Area Policy Agenda call for a better alignment of R&I investments and reforms at national and EU level to accelerate the green and digital transition.

The revision of the SET Plan aims to harmonise the original strategic objectives with the latest policy framework. The Communication was adopted by the European Commission on 20 October 2023.

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European Commission: SETIS - SET Plan information system
European Commission: Press Release, 20/10/2023: Updated Strategic Energy Technology Plan for Europe's clean, secure and competitive energy future

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