Press Release: Launch of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Competitiveness and Innovation Forum for renewables

On 9 January, the first High-level meeting of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Competitiveness and Innovation Forum took place in the Berlaymont building. The forum was opened by the Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete. The meeting’s objective was to consolidate the industrial basis for renewables in the EU and to gather industry support to take advantage of the growth opportunities of the clean energy transition. More than 20 CEOs and industry leaders, including Small and Medium Enterprises, as well as representatives from international organisations, took part in this dialogue that focused on how to reinforce the competitiveness of the EU renewable energy industry’s value chain. The role of research and innovation and trade policy was also in the centre of discussions. Following the High-Level Meeting, a public event with all three sections of the Clean Energy Industrial Forum will be organised during the EU Industry Days on 22-23 February 2018. This will also serve as a spring board to assert EU industrial leadership in low carbon energy technologies to be show-cased in the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial and the 3rd Mission Innovation meetings in Malmö and Copenhagen in the week of 22-25 May 2018. (For more information: Anna-Kaisa Itkonen – Tel.: + 32 229 56172; Nicole Bockstaller – Tel.: +32 229 93321)

Source: European Commission

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