Energy transition in Europe
The report is the result of a joint project of 14 members of the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment network (EPTA). The presentations share a common structure, while at the same time allowing for a focus on country-specific issues: Present status: what are the main energy sources, and what is the relative contribution from renewable energy? Renewables: which renewable sources are used for energy production, and what are the political strategies for the future? Clean fossil fuels: is there current or planned activity to capture and store carbon from coal and gas in environmentally safe ways? Nuclear energy: is it important for electricity supply, and what are the future prospects within each country?
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Countries in scope:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Finland, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, UK
energy, nuclear energy, carbon storage and capture, coal, gas, renewables
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European Parliamentary Technology Assessment (network) (EPTA)
Partner institutes:
The Danish Board of Technology Foundation (DBT)
Institute Society and Technology (Legacy) (IST-Legacy)
Teknologirådet - Norwegian Board of Technology (NBT)
Institute of Technology Assessment (OeAW ITA)
Rathenau Instituut (RI)
Centre for Technology Assessment (TA-SWISS)
Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) (TAB)