Internationally, the race for technological leadership in critical energy transition industries is in full swing. With China, India and the USA, important markets have developed targeted industrial policy strategies to maintain or gain technological sovereignty in these sectors. In particular, they are also targeting competencies and capacities in industrial technology manufacturing. If Europe wants to maintain a strategic autonomy in technology development and manufacturing, it must therefore also establish a more active approach to these transformation industries. This requires a consistent energy, climate and, above all, industrial policy framework. Attempting to do so, the European Commission’s proposal for a Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) formulates various policies to foster so-called Strategic Net Zero Industries, including solar-PV and wind, among others.
In the upcoming EnR workshop, we would like to discuss with you the NZIA and current industrial policy plans of the EU Member States to promote climate-friendly industries. As the event addresses participants from European energy agencies, we want to sharpen the role of energy agencies in the implementation of the NZIA in a moderated discussion and share experiences and strategic approached throughout the EU.
Date: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023; 14:00-16:00 CEST
Venue: Berlin, dena @EUREF-Campus & Zoom