Climate change is a rising political priority for European citizens. In the fight against climate change, innovation is key to help develop the clean energy solutions to produce, consume and move differently.
To understand the challenges of the EU innovation policies in the energy transition, the Jacques Delors Institute propose a free online course : 10 short videos to grasp what is a genuine energy transition, how innovation is born and funded, meeting real-life innovators and see what Europe can do for them.
A course with three entrepreneurs in Energy innovation and four experts from the European Commission’s Think tank, from E3G, and from the Jacques Delors Institute.
Human activities have been using an ever-increasing quantity of energy. Burning coal, oil and gas led to global warming. A drastic change in the energy system is required to tackle climate change. Innovation is key to make this change happen, in Europe and in the world.
DOES THE EU REALLY HAVE A LONG TERM STRATEGY TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE?
Successful innovations require a direction. To understand where the European energy system is going, EU policy makers and businesses need to position themselves vis-à-vis the European Commission proposal for a Long Term Strategic Vision for a ‘prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy’.
Europe has a major tool to support research and innovation in the 2020 decade: Horizon Europe. With almost 100 billion euros, to what extent can ‘Horizon Europe’ make an impact on energy innovation and the energy and climate transition?
MOOC: A MOOC filmed and produced by Matthew Langthorne