Trinomics, as lead partner, in collaboration with Oeko Institute e.V, Aether and AF-Mercados EMI has been selected by the European Parliament for the Framework Agreement on the provision of external expertise on regulatory and policy issues in the field of energy and climate change policies.
Much of the political and legislative work of the Parliament is prepared in its Committees, one of which is the Committee on Industry, Research and Technology (ITRE). This Framework Agreement will support the work of the ITRE Committee by enabling it to order studies, briefings and workshops to inform and prepare Committee Members on main energy and climate policy topics relevant to their work. Of course, this will depend on future developments in European and international energy and climate change policies and regulations and the initiatives the Parliament wishes to take regarding these developments.
For the shorter term until 2020, detailed policies have already been put into place. Priorities have been outlined as Flagship Initiatives in the Europe 2020 strategy, which include several goals related to energy. In the energy field, these have been worked out in the Communication ‘Energy 2020’. For the longer term, until 2050, the Energy Roadmap published in 2010 will have to be detailed and also adapted if necessary in the light of European and global developments in the coming years. The first steps in this process have already been taken, as demonstrated for instance by the recent European Commission’s green paper ‘A Framework for Climate and Energy Policies’ that discusses key policy issues until 2030.
All new policy developments relevant for the European Parliament will have to be calibrated against the three pillars of European energy policies: competitive energy prices, environmental impact and security of supply.
If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact Jeroen van der Laan.