ERKC

Energy Research Knowledge Centre

Welcome to the ERKC

The ERKC project is now finished. Updates to the database are only performed on a voluntary basis by sectoral stakeholders who are solely responsible for the quality of the data submitted. 

The Energy Research Knowledge Centre (ERKC) is the European energy research web portal under the umbrella of the SET-Plan Information System SETIS.

ERKC collects and organises validated, referenced information on energy research programmes and projects as well as their results and analyses from across the EU and beyond. Thanks to its vast searchable database, you have access to high-quality information about actors, activities and funding in energy research across Europe and beyond.

Additionally, ERKC key publications provide high-quality information on policy implications of energy research project results as well as an overview of innovative research results across energy research themes.

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EU
Energy research in the EU is driven by the EU energy and climate policy, which aims to establish a sustainable, secure and competitive energy system. This aim is implemented by making energy...
Austria’s main motivations for energy research reflect EU energy policy, which aims to combine secure and economically affordable sources of energy with future sustainability in energy supply. With...
The energy intensity of the Belgian economy has been declining in recent years, along with the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and primary energy demand. At the same time the share of renewable...
Energy research is one of the highest priorities in Bulgaria’s National Research Development Strategy (2011–2020), which sets out the national plan for investment in R&D. Investment in energy...
According to the strategic priorities of the National Scientific Council, one of the nine long-term strategic research goals of Croatia falls under the heading  ‘energy, alternative and renewable...
Cyprus depends almost entirely on imported energy since it currently has no indigenous sources of fossil energy, though a natural gas deposit was recently discovered within the country’s Exclusive...
Energy research in the Czech Republic is affected on one hand by EU policy aiming to reduce CO2 emissions and on the other by Czech energy policy targeting a secure and independent energy supply. The...
Along with security of supply, energy savings and green growth, expanding the use of renewable energy in Denmark is at the core of Danish energy policy. The long-term goal for Danish energy policy is...
Energy research in Estonia is driven by societal and economic factors that include the country’s high level of urbanisation, the dominance of oil shale in domestic energy production and the...
Finland depends partly on imported fossil fuels because it does not have many domestic energy resources, apart from bioenergy and nuclear power. This poses a significant challenge to energy security...
France carries out a large amount of research across a wide range of energy technologies. Article 19 of the first Grenelle de l’Environnement, for example, identified the following areas for research...
Energy research in Germany is motivated by the decision of the German government to foster energy efficiency and renewable energy and to phase out nuclear energy by 2022. The German Energy Research...
In recent decades Greece has made significant improvements in research and technological development. The country draws on several research policy implementation programmes and institutions in its...
Hungary’s primary energy supply depends strongly on imports[1] (mainly from Russia), so energy security and decreasing energy dependency are the main strategic goals of Hungarian energy policies. In...
About 81 % of total primary energy supply in Iceland is derived from domestic renewable energy sources. Nearly 85 % of all houses in Iceland are heated with geothermal energy. Renewable energy...
The Energy Research Strategy 2008–2013 of the Irish Energy Research Council (IERC) set out a vision for energy research in the medium term, and strategic actions for each of the following major areas...
Reducing energy costs, reaching or exceeding European environmental targets, improving security of supply and promoting industrial development in the energy sector are the objectives set out recently...
Innovation and research have not been priorities in Latvian policy or law-making over the last few decades.The primary challenge for innovation policy is funding. Due to the sharp decline in...
The energy sector is an important part of Lithuania’s economy and a significant factor in determining the economic growth of the country. The main research areas funded by the Lithuanian government...
In the past, Luxembourg did not devote large resources to energy research, except for selected programmes such as the European fusion research programme. In general, research funding is directed more...
Malta’s national research and innovation system has undergone a rapid process of change and catching up in recent years, with the goal of increasing intensity and capacity for R&D and innovation...
In the coming years the Dutch government aims to increase the use of green energy and decrease dependence on oil, gas, wind, biomass and nuclear power, despite rising energy consumption. The...
Norway has two major national strategies for energy RD&D: Oil and Gas in the 21st Century (OG21) and Energi21. OG21 is a task force established to help the oil and gas industry formulate a...
In its National Research Programme (KPB) announced in 2011[1] Poland adopted seven strategic interdisciplinary directions for science and R&D, including one named New Technologies in the Field of...
The formulation of an effective and target-oriented public energy R&D strategy follows from the precondition of having a clear national energy policy. In Portugal, policy coordination has been...
Romania’s energy strategy and support programmes seek to use research to improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy. A recent communiqué from the Ministry of Economy stated...
Priorities in energy R&D in the Slovak Republic follow the objectives of the current national energy policy: increasing efficiency in power generation and energy end use, reducing energy...
Energy research in Slovenia covers nuclear energy; electric power and power systems; thermal power and processes; renewable energies; energy conservation and energy in buildings. Among these, nuclear...
The overarching programming instrument of the Spanish science and technology system is the National Strategy for Science and Technology (ENCYT). The ENCYT is implemented through a series of National...
RD&D priorities in Sweden’s public sector and research-intensive universities are need-driven, focusing on energy and environmental goals that are relevant to Swedish industry. The Energy RD&...
The main driver for energy research in Switzerland is a modern and sustainable energy policy. After the Swiss resolution to phase out nuclear power (adopted in 2011) a new national energy strategy...
The Turkish government has achieved significant legal and technical reform in recent years, including the restructuring of energy markets along more competitive and transparent lines. It is now...
The Energy Bill 2012–2013 aims to close a number of coal and nuclear power stations over the next two decades and to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. It also includes financial incentives to reduce...

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965 EU Projects

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