The European Commission launched a project to support the innovation analysis required for the European energy transition.
In an effort to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2050, Europe needs to undergo major transformations in the energy system, increase the energy efficiency and also the share of renewables in energy supply. These changes will require innovations in existing energy technologies, introduction of new ones as well as the development of energy infrastructure for conventional and new energy carriers, combined with lifestyle behavioural changes, in a just and socially acceptable manner.
The Energy Transition Expertise Centre (EnTEC) will support the transformation of the EU energy system by monitoring and analysing trends in technologies and innovations and their impacts on the ongoing energy transition, providing the European Commission with recommendations for policy responses and triggering the debate regarding societal changes required.
EnTEC consists of a unique consortium led by Fraunhofer ISI and including Trinomics, Utrecht University, TNO, Navigant/Guidehouse and McKinsey. It combines the expertise of academic and applied research organisations with policy consulting firms on energy and climate change. Trinomics will provide expertise on topics related to energy and innovation, industry and services, digitalisation, and cities and buildings.
The project will run from December 2020 to December 2023.
For more information on the project, please contact João Gorenstein Dedecca at joao.dedecca(at)trinomics.eu.