Today one in five people globally still lack access to modern electricity and three billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating.

Ensuring access to affordable, reliable and sustainable modern energy for all is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today from jobs, security and climate change to food production. The provision of sustainable energy is an opportunity to transforms lives, economies and the planet.

The Chemical Industry is providing sustainable solutions to boost the use of renewable energy and develop energy storage markets. The sector is continually looking to improve its own energy efficiency and has significantly reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over recent years.

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Competitiveness

Competitiveness

In a globalised market industrial competitiveness is essential to drive economic growth and retain and boost employment, especially for...

Energy Union

Energy Union

Secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy is an essential foundation for a sustainable society and an economy that can provide jobs...

Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy

To cope with an increasing global population, depletion of resources, increasing environmental pressures and climate change, Europe needs...

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Materials for Energy Production and Storage

Materials for Energy Production and Storage

Sustainable chemistry research and innovation actions are needed to strengthen Europe’s position in low carbon energy production...

Materials for Transport

Materials for Transport

Sustainable chemistry is key to more sustainable transport systems and personal mobility...

Materials for Energy Efficiency

Materials for Energy Efficiency

Sustainable chemistry is essential to improving energy efficiency in all types of buildings: new and old...

Feedstock

Feedstock

To ensure a sustainable future the European chemical industry must reduce its dependency on, largely imported, petroleum and gas feedstock...

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Grant-it

Grant-it

GRANT-IT is your one-stop access to funding opportunities from the European Commission and select Regional and National governments in the...