- 24 November 2021
The Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) plays a key role in serving the goals of the European Green Deal by facilitating the delivery of clean energy innovations necessary to achieve the European transition to climate neutrality by 2050. To this end, 14 SET Plan Implementation Working Groups (IWGs) have established ambitious research and innovation targets to be reached in the next decade(s) in energy efficiency and low-carbon energy technologies.
The 2021 Progress Report features three interconnected chapters that cover the political relevance of the SET Plan, the main collective developments of the last 12 months, and a concise overview of the individual achievements of the working groups.
This year’s results show that the working groups adapt their activities to the changing policy landscape and to market developments. Cross-sectorial collaboration has increased, both within and beyond the SET Plan. The working groups’ monitoring of developments in research and innovation (R&I) at national level is strengthening and efforts are being made to increase public and private R&I funds.
In light of the launch of the Fit for 55 package, and the need to enhance EU competitiveness in clean energy technologies, the SET Plan is working to extend its ambition in terms of the objectives and targets to be achieved, expanding its scope to include emerging technologies.
For more information on the report, see the JRC repository.