|Author (Person)||Piebalgs, Andris|
|Publisher||European University Institute: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies|
|Series Title||RSCAS Policy Papers|
|Series Details||No. 11,2009|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
It is clear that we are at the beginning of what has correctly been called the "third industrial revolution" - the rapid development of an entirely new energy system. We can expect a massive shift towards a carbon-free electricity system, huge pressure to reduce energy consumption and transport on the basis of renewable electricity. To make this shift in a manner that maintains, and in fact increases the EU's competitiveness, means that stimulating rapid technological development in these areas has to be a central part of the EU's energy policy. Indeed, this is at the heart of the question: how can the EU turn the challenges of climate change and energy security into an opportunity?
|Countries / Regions||Europe|