The evolving decarbonisation of the energy sector and the recent developments in European climate policy require the participation of new players in the policy debate to support the energy transition towards carbon neutrality and a sustainable future for all. Out of this necessity Energy Technologies Europe was born in the spring of 2018.
Martin Pogoreutz, President of Energy Technologies Europe
After the signing of the Paris Agreement on 12 December 2015, the momentum towards a low carbon future has taken hold and is being significantly accelerated by new energy technologies that allow the decarbonisation of multiple sectors, from energy to transport, industry, and heating and cooling.
In this regard, Energy Technologies Europe is the voice of energy conversion technologies and commits itself to enable European energy conversion carbon neutral well before 2050. To help reach this goal, the association is working to shape the policy debate at the European level with the promotion of the cutting edge technologies developed by its members.
The roll out of Clean Energy Hubs is one of the core goals of the association as through their deployment it will be possible to gather and link together renewable energy carriers, generation, conversion and storage. Consequently, this will result in a huge contribution to the decarbonisation of multiple sectors whilst at the same time ensuring economic growth and job security.
Decarbonisation is of prime importance if long-term climate goals want to be achieved. Industries can be decarbonised utilising innovative technologies able to capture and store or use carbon, increase shares of renewable energy, convert energy carriers and generate renewable and clean fuels, such as biofuels and hydrogen.
It is worthwhile to remember that a thriving industry is crucial for the European Union’s economic development. Therefore, it is essential to have an integrated approach that includes the implementation of measures able to decarbonise industries without disrupting effects on the living standards of thousands and thousands of European families.
Finally, renewable energies provide a clean environment, but they need to be made dispatchable in order to be the most effective. In this regard, Clean Energy Hubs can help to address the reliability of energy supply and balance temporary oversupplies of energy through conversion and storage.
Our members are keen to provide environmentally-friendly technologies and want to continue meeting energy demands without disruption, for the safety and convenience of their customers. Energy Technologies Europe will support its members in Brussels to ensure that climate targets can be met with efficient technologies driving sustainable green growth for European industry and clean energy for all Europeans.