European and international collaboration as a means to foster energy transition: study cases and perspectives from the European Clean Energy Transition Partnership
Michele de Nigris
Director Sustainable Development and energy sources - Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico-RSE
A large portion of the solutions needed for a decarbonized energy system will be based on technologies that today are in the early development stage. This calls for laboratory and in-site demonstration of low carbon solutions before their large deployment. Extensive investments are needed and a strong coordination is necessary to limit overlaps and duplications and accelerate market uptake. National, European and international collaboration is very important in this context to identify priorities and gaps, channel the development of projects and leverage the different possible financing sources. The European SET Plan has established an efficient network to foster collaboration at all levels through the ETIPs and the newly born Partnerships. Some examples of cases of excellence will be illustrated and the perspectives from the synergy among regional, national and European funding will be highlighted.