Secure, clean and efficient energy supports the transition to a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system in the face of increasingly scarce resources, growing energy needs and climate change. Its objectives include reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint, providing low-cost, low-carbon electricity supply, and alternative fuels and mobile energy sources, and building a single, smart European electricity grid.
Solutions to further boost energy efficiency and adopt alternative energy sources are key for the competitiveness of the chemical sector. And the chemical industry’s new technologies and products can deliver sustainable low carbon energy production, advanced energy storage technologies and improved energy efficiency for the whole of society.
Contributions from sustainable chemistry can significantly boost the supply and use of renewable power, improve energy efficiency in industry, construction and transport securing jobs and growth, while also improving Europe’s security of supply for energy.