EU strategy on energy sector integration open to new ideas

The European Commission has published on its website that it is asking citizens and stakeholder for input and opinions on the strategy of energy sector integration.

The European Commission will present a strategy for smart sector integration for a future integrated European energy system by June 2020 and in preparation of this strategy, the Commission is seeking input from all stakeholders and EU citizens by sharing your ideas on the following questions:

  1. What would be the main features of a truly integrated energy system to enable a climate neutral future?
  2. Where do you see benefits or synergies?
  3. Where do you see the biggest energy efficiency and cost-efficiency potential through system integration?
  4. What are the main barriers to energy system integration that would require to be addressed in your view?

More specifically:

  • How could electricity drive increased decarbonisation in other sectors?
  • In which other sectors do you see a key role for electricity use?
  • What role should electrification play in the integrated energy system?
  • What role should renewable gases play in the integrated energy system?
  • What measures should be taken to promote decarbonised gases?
  • What role should hydrogen play and how its development and deployment could be supported by the EU?
  • How could circular economy and the use of waste heat and other waste resources play a greater role in the integrated energy system?
  • What concrete actions would you suggest to achieve this?
  • How can energy markets contribute to a more integrated energy system?
  • How can cost-efficient use and development of energy infrastructure and digitalisation enable an integration of the energy system?
  • Are there any best practices or concrete projects for an integrated energy system you would like to highlight?
  • What policy actions and legislative measures could the Commission take to foster an integration of the energy system?

In its website, EU Commission informs that you can participate in various ways:

  • Online contributions: All stakeholders and citizens are invited to provide feedback on the ‘roadmap’ for the development of the strategy, through the Commission’s ‘Have Your Say’ website, which will be published in the coming days. This online option will run for 4 weeks.
  • Direct contributions: All stakeholders and citizens are also invited to send contributions directly via email to ENER-SECTOR-INTEGRATION@ec.europa.eu by 15 May to contribute to the elaboration on the strategy.

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