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The rules defined in the delegated acts of the renewable energy directive will be structuring for the European hydrogen industry. It is therefore essential that they are coherent and follow a long-term approach.
The European Commission is about to publish its innovation agenda. In this context, CEA offers several recommendations aimed at stimulating technology transfer to the industry and the creation of start-ups. Image's copyright: AdobeStock
Solar power is part of the solutions for the EU to meet its climate targets. It can also help the EU to reduce its dependency on imports, provided that the European Union succeeds in strengthening its industry in this field.
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Methane is the second largest contributor to global warming after carbon dioxide. Reducing methane emissions from the extraction and transport of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) is therefore a major climate issue. While the draft European regulation is a step in the right direction, several points need to be strengthened.
In the course of strengthening its climate objectives, the European Commission has proposed a revision of the Emissions Trading Scheme. While sharing the broad lines of this revision, CEA wishes to draw the Commission's attention to several measures.
As part of the strengthening of its climate objectives, and in order to avoid carbon leakage resulting from the erosion of competitiveness induced by the ETS, the European Commission has proposed a new border carbon adjustment mechanism. This mechanism is essential to preserve industry while decarbonising the European economy. To do so, it must be robust, cover all activities subject to the ETS and be implemented quickly.
The European Commission has proposed a revision of its Renewable Energy Directive, to strengthen its targets in order to align them with its climate policy. This revision also updates the directive on certain energy technologies. The reopening of this text should be used to rectify other elements – key to achieving our climate goals – including the dysfunctional electricity guarantee of origin mechanism.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.