...in a balanced energy mix.
A balanced energy mix is fundamental to ensure grid stability and security of supply, thus all available sources are needed. There is not one, ideal energy source
...electricity must be affordable for consumers and industries.
Electricity in the EU must be affordable for consumers and industries to remain at the forefront of competitiveness in a global dimension.
…in Europe’s Technological Excellence
Increased investment in Research, Development & Demonstration in more environmentally friendly technologies, inter-alia, CCS technologies, is vital. Improved flexible, efficient and clean fossil fuel power plants need rapid implementation to preserve scarce natural resources and achieve CO2 reduction targets. Funding, a comprehensive legal framework and public support are needed to make demonstration plants happen and keep Europe a global leading knowledge-based economy through centres of R&D excellence creating skills and jobs.