Innovation is at the heart of the Energy Union project. A year after the publication of the European Commission framework strategy for the Energy Union, the Jacques Delors Institute organised a conference in Brussels on February 25, 2016 on the first year of the Energy Union.
How can innovation speed-up the european energy transition, make it more profitable for european businesses and workers?
This synthesis by Thomas Pellerin-Carlin, Research Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute, explores the way through which innovation can speed-up the energy transition:
– A paradigm shift from ‘technological products’ towards ‘innovative services’
– New ways to create value lead to new ways to innovate
– Innovation is at the heart of the competitiveness of european businesses
– Consumers are key players of innovation and of the energy transition
– The public sector has a major role to play to boost innovation