H2020: Green energy and transportOctober 31, 2014
Hat: Research underway that will help move us towards greener energy and transport systems
Funding Scheme: 2014-10-30
Pgm2014 2020: Yes
This edition of CORDIS Express takes a look at the research underway that will help move us towards greener energy and transport systems.
Last week, the EU confirmed its path forward on climate and energy for the next 16 years as our leaders agreed on new 2030 goals. Under the new agreed targets, we aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 % by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
An EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27 % has also been introduced, as well as an indicative energy efficiency target of at least 27 %. But how will Europe move towards achieving these bold targets? A well-functioning, reformed Emissions Trading System (ETS) is one mechanism that will support the effort.
Cutting edge research into green energy and transport will also certainly play a key role in the endeavour. From solar, wind and ocean to energy efficiency, nuclear and integrating ICT in all energy fields, identifying supplies of secure, clean and efficient energy is one of the main challenges identified by the Horizon 2020 programme.
That’s why a budget of EUR 5 931 million has been allocated to non-nuclear energy research for the period 2014-2020. Likewise, transport is also deeply implicated in climate and energy issues – it Transport accounts for about 63 % of oil consumption and 29 % of all CO2 emissions.
This has to change. Research dedicated to exploring smart, green and integrated transport is allocated a budget of EUR 6 339 million for the period 2014-2020. This edition of CORDIS Express takes a look at the research already underway that will help move us towards greener energy and transport systems, ultimately supporting our ambitious climate and energy goals.
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