BETA


2008/2005(INI) European strategic energy technology plan

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ITRE BUZEK Jerzy (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Committee Opinion ENVI AYALA SENDER Inés (icon: PSE PSE)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 52

Events

2008/09/29
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2008/08/27
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2008/07/09
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2008/07/09
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 596 votes to 85, with 14 abstentions, a resolution on the European strategic energy technology plan (SET-Plan), in response to the Commission’s communication on the subject. The own initiative report had been tabled for consideration in plenary by Jerzy BUZEK (EPP-ED, PL) on behalf of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy .

MEPs welcome the European Strategic Energy Technology plan and consider that a European energy technology policy with adequate financial support is fundamental to achieving the European Union's energy and climate change objectives for 2020. They believe that the development and deployment of innovative, low-cost, low-carbon energy technologies, energy efficiency and renewable energy are essential to reducing emissions and creating new markets for EU industry. The Parliament considers that in order to achieve these targets it is vital to reduce the cost of green energy and to boost innovation in the energy sector. To that end, it recommends improving the process of technology transfer from research centres to enterprises, cutting market penetration times, ending the current technological and regulatory inertia and enhancing network interconnectivity.

Coordination and Strategic Planning : the resolution emphasises the need to enhance the coordination of Strategic Energy Technologies at various levels and among different partners. MEPs support the establishment of a High Level Steering Group and a transparent and easily accessible information system on energy technology, especially for SMEs. They also emphasise the vital importance of improving coordination with third countries, and reinforcing international cooperation in order to implement a coherent and differentiated strategy in relation to developed, developing and emerging economies .

Research and technology transfer : MEPs reiterate that the SET plan must build energy research and innovation capacity on a European scale. Coordination must extend to the various scientific and technological fields that play a part in energy technology research and development, particularly biology, information technology, materials science and macro-technologies. The resolution emphasises the need to improve the transfer of technologies from research centres to enterprises so that the private sector invests more in research and assumes greater risks.

European Industrial Initiatives (EIIs) : MEPs believe that increased support is needed for low carbon technologies in the demonstration and commercialisation phase. Therefore, they welcome the proposed EIIs. The EIIs should be focussed on areas which have the greatest potential to help achieve the EU's climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy objectives on a sustainable basis, as well as allowing reduced costs and replication in the long term.

The resolution strongly supports the proposed EIIs on wind, solar, bio-energy, CO2 capture, transport and storage, electricity grids and nuclear fission. In particular, MEPs call for biofuels research to be intensified and stress the importance of developing large-scale biomass to gas conversion to produce hydrogen and liquid synthetic fuels for sustainable transport technologies. The Commission is called to investigate the possibility of extending the EIIs proposed to other sectors with significant emissions reduction potential such as cogeneration, hydrogen, the construction and housing sector, heating and cooling systems, better energy storage and distribution infrastructures and interconnection of networks.

MEPs believe that the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology could play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, provided its efficiency and safety is assured. They call on the Commission to facilitate the realisation of up to 12 proposed CCS full-scale demonstration projects within the EIIs.

Financing : the resolution points out that the SET plan should not be financed through the reallocation of funds made available for energy under FP7 and CIP. MEPs encourage the Commission to ensure adequate financing and support for new low carbon and zero carbon technology R&D, demonstration and commercialisation, so that from 2009 onwards, at least EUR 2 billion per annum of the EU budget is spent on support for such technologies independently from FP7 and CIP. The Commission is called to put forward proposals for additional resources in the mid-term review of the financial framework 2007-2013.

Documents
2008/07/09
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2008/07/08
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2008/06/13
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Documents
2008/06/13
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Documents
2008/06/05
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy adopted an own-initiative report by Jerzy BUZEK (EPP-ED, PL) on the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan, in response to the Commission’s Communication on the subject.

MEPs welcome the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan. They consider that a European energy technology policy with adequate financial support is fundamental to achieving the EU's energy and climate change objectives for 2020. They believe that the development and deployment of innovative, low-cost, low-carbon energy technologies, energy efficiency and renewable energy are essential to reducing emissions and creating new markets for EU industry.

The parliamentary committee considers that in order to achieve these targets it is vital to reduce the cost of green energy and to boost innovation in the energy sector. To that end, they recommend improving the process of technology transfer from research centres to enterprises, cutting market penetration times, ending the current technological and regulatory inertia and enhancing network interconnectivity.

Coordination and Strategic Planning : the report emphasises the need to enhance the coordination of Strategic Energy Technologies at various levels and among different partners. It supports the establishment of a High Level Steering Group and a transparent and easily accessible information system on energy technology, especially for SMEs. MEPs also emphasise the vital importance of improving coordination with third countries, particularly emerging economies.

Research and technology transfer : MEPs reiterate that the SET plan must build energy research and innovation capacity on a European scale. Coordination must extend to the various scientific and technological fields that play a part in energy technology research and development, particularly biology, information technology, materials science and macro-technologies. The report emphasises the need to improve the transfer of technologies from research centres to enterprises so that the private sector invests more in research and assumes greater risks.

European Industrial Initiatives (EIIs) : MEPs believe that increased support is needed for low carbon technologies in the demonstration and commercialisation phase. Therefore, they welcome the proposed EIIs. The EIIs should be focussed on areas which have the greatest potential to help achieve the EU's climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy objectives on a sustainable basis, as well as allowing reduced costs and replication in the long term.

The parliamentary committee calls for biofuels research to be intensified and notes the importance of developing large scale biomass to gas conversion to produce hydrogen and liquid synthetic fuels for sustainable transport technologies. The Commission is called to investigate the possibility of extending the proposed EIIs to other sectors with significant emissions reduction potential such as cogeneration, hydrogen, the construction and housing sector, heating and cooling systems, better energy storage and distribution infrastructures and interconnection of networks.

MEPs believe that the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology could play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, provided its efficiency and safety is assured. They call on the Commission to facilitate the realisation of up to 12 proposed CCS full-scale demonstration projects within the EIIs.

Financing : the report points out that the SET plan should not be financed through the reallocation of funds made available for energy under FP7 and CIP. MEPs encourage the Commission to ensure adequate financing and support for new low carbon and zero carbon technology R&D, demonstration and commercialisation, so that from 2009 onwards, at least EUR 2 billion per annum of the EU budget is spent on support for such technologies independently from FP7 and CIP. The Commission is called to put forward proposals for additional resources in the mid-term review of the financial framework 2007-2013.

2008/06/03
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2008/05/29
   CSL - Resolution/conclusions adopted by Council
2008/05/29
   CSL - Council Meeting
2008/05/08
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2008/03/17
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2008/03/17
   EP - AYALA SENDER Inés (PSE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2008/02/28
   CSL - Resolution/conclusions adopted by Council
Details

The Council adopted Conclusions in which it welcomes the presentation of the Communication "A European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan)" by the Commission, in response to an invitation by the Spring 2007 European Council.

The Council notes that a European Energy Technology policy is an essential element for the achievement of the European Union's ambitious energy and climate goals for 2020. This policy should increase synergies at Community level and should take into account existing cooperation structures in energy technology Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment (RDD&D).

This policy requires increased and sustained funding, for RDD&D on clean, sustainable and efficient energy technologies including "market pull" measures in areas where the incentives for the private sector are not sufficient. The full engagement of the private sector is essential. Therefore, industry, investors, innovators and researchers must be provided with a stable and predictable policy framework which gives clear signals, regulatory certainty and transparency and concrete commitments, at European as well as national level, so as to allow them to plan and decide in the medium- and long-term.

The Council therefore suggests the following goals and actions:

1. to set up the six priority Industrial Initiatives as proposed by the Commission, and launch each one of them as soon as possible. These initiatives should be of a voluntary nature, and can take the form of public-private partnerships or of joint programming by groups of interested Member States. Proposals for these initiatives should demonstrate their cost-effectiveness and added value. The Commission is encouraged to continue to examine areas with great potential such as marine energy, energy storage and energy efficiency;

2. to further increase efforts on energy efficiency by supporting and stimulating RDD&D on end-use technologies;

3. to set up by the summer of 2008 a group of high level government representatives from each Member State (the "High Level Steering Group"), which convenes in order to exchange information and propose options for an optimisation of overall energy RDD&D efforts;

4. to establish a structured dialogue between research centres leading to a European Energy Research Alliance; to search for ways and means to include other stakeholders, for example by means of a European Energy Technology Summit;

5. to aim for substantial increases in European, and when appropriate, national funding for energy RDD&D

6. to improve and enlarge the Community's world-class knowledge base of energy researchers and research institutes ("capacity building"), including by reducing barriers to mobility, attracting world-class human capital and improving science education;

7. to develop, where appropriate, covenants between government, industry and researchers for different types of energy-producing and energy-saving technologies, in support of the objectives of the SET-Plan;

8. to make policies and measures, including Community programmes in all relevant areas such as research, state aid, agriculture, transport and public procurement, supportive of the achievement of the energy and climate change goals agreed by the Spring 2007 European Council;

9. to further promote international cooperation on RD&D on clean energy technologies, by developing differentiated strategies and building upon ongoing cooperation with third countries, where mutual interest and benefits exist.

In this context, the Commission is invited to:

· in 2008, start work on the above agreed goals, in close consultation and cooperation with Member States and other relevant actors, including by preparing a Communication on financing low carbon technologies, and by engaging in planning and preparatory steps for the transition to low carbon energy networks and systems;

· review the Strategic Energy Technology Plan at regular intervals, and to establish as a matter of priority an open-access European energy technology information and knowledge management system;

· implement, where appropriate, the relevant Community Programmes in support of the goals of the SET Plan, respecting fully their respective legal bases.

2008/02/28
   CSL - Council Meeting
2008/02/25
   CSL - Debate in Council
Details

The Council held an exchange of views on the strategic energy technologies action plan (SET-plan). The exchange of views, based on a questionnaire drawn up by the presidency, focussed on energy-related research as well as on the impact of the plan on the competitiveness of European industry.

The debate revealed a broad consensus on the importance of the SET-plan in order for the EU to be a leading actor in this area and on the new opportunities that it might represent for European companies. Research in this field could also significantly contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Conclusions on the SET-plan will be adopted at the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council meeting on 28 February, with a view to providing input for the Spring European Council.

The conclusions are based on a Commission communication presented last year in response to a request from the 2007 Spring European Council, where it was recognised that there was a need to step up energy research, in particular to boost the competitiveness of sustainable energies, notably renewables, and low carbon technologies and to pursue the further development of energy efficient technologies.

Documents
2008/02/25
   CSL - Council Meeting
2008/01/30
   EP - BUZEK Jerzy (PPE-DE) appointed as rapporteur in ITRE
2008/01/17
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2007/11/22
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2007/11/22
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2007/11/22
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2007/11/22
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2007/11/22
   EC - Non-legislative basic document published
Details

PURPOSE: to present a European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan).

BACKGROUND: The inter-related challenges of climate change, security of energy supply and competitiveness are multifaceted and require a coordinated response. A wide range of policies and measures are being developed to combat these challenges: i) binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% and ensure 20% of renewable energy sources in the EU energy mix by 2020; ii) a plan to reduce EU global primary energy use by 20% by 2020; iii) carbon pricing through the Emissions Trading Scheme and energy taxation; iv) a competitive Internal Energy Market; v) and an international energy policy. Now we need a dedicated policy to accelerate the development and deployment of cost-effective low carbon technologies.

Harnessing technology is vital to achieve the Energy Policy for Europe objectives adopted by the European Council on 9 March 2007. To meet the targets, we need to lower the cost of clean energy and put EU industry at the forefront of the rapidly growing low carbon technology sector. In the longer term, new generations of technologies have to be developed through breakthroughs in research if we are to meet the greater ambition of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 60-80% by 2050.

Current trends and their projections into the future show that we are not on a pathway to meet our energy policy objectives. The energy innovation process, from initial conception to market penetration, suffers from unique structural weaknesses. There is neither a natural market appetite nor a short-term business benefit for such technologies. In addition, public energy research budgets in the EU have declined substantially since the 1980s.

It is evident that many of the technological challenges that can be addressed by an EU energy policy are beyond the reach of the instruments and models of cooperation that are currently being used. Bearing this in mind, the Commission proposes a new approach based more on the development of joint programmes, and making use of the full potential of the European Research and Innovation Area and the Internal Market.

CONTENT: the SET-Plan proposes to deliver: i) a new joint strategic planning; ii) a more effective implementation; iii) an increase in resources; iv) and a new and reinforced approach to international cooperation.

Joint Strategic Planning: To steer the implementation of the SET-Plan, reinforcing the coherence between national, European and international efforts, the Commission will, in early 2008, establish a Steering Group on Strategic Energy Technologies. The mandate of the group will be to conceive joint actions, through coordinating policies and programmes, make resources available and monitor and review progress in a systematic manner, in order to reach common objectives. The Commission will also introduce an information system aimed at establishing a precise overview of energy technologies throughout Europe.

Collaboration at Community level: The Commission proposes to launch new priority initiatives, starting in 2008, in the following areas: i) European Wind; ii) Solar Europe; iii) Bio-energy Europe; iv) European CO2 capture, transport and storage; v) European electricity grid; vi) and Sustainable nuclear fission initiatives. The Commission proposes to create a European Energy Research Alliance and to initiate, in 2008, an action on European energy infrastructure networks and systems transition planning.

Resources: In order to address the need to increase investment, the Commission intends to present a Communication on financing low carbon technologies at the end of 2008. This Communication will examine, in particular, the opportunity of creating a new European mechanism/fund for the industrial-scale demonstration and market replication of advanced low carbon technologies and will consider the costs and benefits of tax incentives for innovation. The Commission will use the Marie Curie Actions of the Research Framework Programme to boost the training of researchers in the energy field. Member States' own actions to increase the human resource base should also be better coordinated.

International Cooperation: International cooperation, for example on research or the setting of international standards, is vital to stimulate the global development, commercialisation and deployment of, and access to, low carbon technologies. The measures proposed in the SET-Plan should bring about a reinforced international cooperation strategy. It is also important to ensure that the EU increasingly speaks with one voice in international fora, to achieve a more coherent and stronger partnership effect.

Moving forward: the Commission calls on the Council and Parliament to: 1) reaffirm that energy technology forms a fundamental pillar of Europe’s Energy and Climate Change policies, and is vital to achieve decarbonisation targets; 2) endorse a Community objective to jointly and strategically plan energy research and innovation efforts in alignment with EU energy policy goals; 3) confirm that a better and more effective implementation of current energy research and innovation efforts is fundamental; 4) confirm that a better use of and overall increase in resources, both financial and human, are needed to accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies of the future; 5) welcome the Commission's intentions to prepare in 2008 a Communication on financing low carbon technologies; and 6) agree on the need to reinforce international cooperation.

Documents

Votes

Rapport Buzek A6-0255/2008 - par. 29

2008/07/09 Outcome: +: 555, -: 122, 0: 26
FR DE PL IT GB RO HU CZ PT BG ES BE LT NL SK FI LV EE LU SI EL MT CY DK SE AT IE
Total
69
90
49
63
67
31
21
21
22
18
51
21
13
25
13
14
9
6
6
5
20
5
6
13
16
16
13
icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE
260
2

Estonia PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE-DE

3

Slovenia PPE-DE

3

Malta PPE-DE

2

Denmark PPE-DE

1
icon: PSE PSE
198

Czechia PSE

2

Lithuania PSE

2

Estonia PSE

3

Luxembourg PSE

For (1)

1

Malta PSE

Abstain (1)

3

Ireland PSE

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
91
2

Latvia ALDE

1

Estonia ALDE

2

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Slovenia ALDE

2

Cyprus ALDE

For (1)

1

Denmark ALDE

Against (1)

4

Sweden ALDE

Against (1)

3

Austria ALDE

Against (1)

1

Ireland ALDE

Abstain (1)

1
icon: UEN UEN
42

Lithuania UEN

2

Denmark UEN

For (1)

1
icon: NI NI
25

Poland NI

2

Italy NI

2

United Kingdom NI

5

Czechia NI

1

Bulgaria NI

3

Belgium NI

2

Austria NI

Against (1)

1
icon: IND/DEM IND/DEM
15

France IND/DEM

For (1)

1

Poland IND/DEM

3

Czechia IND/DEM

Abstain (1)

1

Netherlands IND/DEM

2

Greece IND/DEM

1

Denmark IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Ireland IND/DEM

Against (1)

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
36

France GUE/NGL

2

Portugal GUE/NGL

Against (1)

3

Spain GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

Finland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

2

Ireland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
36

Italy Verts/ALE

2

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

For (1)

Against (2)

3

Romania Verts/ALE

1

Spain Verts/ALE

2

Belgium Verts/ALE

Against (1)

2

Finland Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Sweden Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Rapport Buzek A6-0255/2008 - par. 30

2008/07/09 Outcome: +: 658, -: 15, 0: 13
DE FR IT GB ES PL RO NL PT HU EL BG BE SE AT FI DK SK IE LV LT CY EE LU CZ SI MT
Total
89
66
60
67
49
47
31
25
22
21
21
18
21
16
15
14
13
12
13
9
9
6
6
6
20
5
5
icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE
254

Denmark PPE-DE

1

Lithuania PPE-DE

1

Estonia PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE-DE

3

Slovenia PPE-DE

3

Malta PPE-DE

2
icon: PSE PSE
191

Slovakia PSE

2

Ireland PSE

1

Lithuania PSE

For (1)

1

Estonia PSE

3

Luxembourg PSE

For (1)

1

Czechia PSE

For (1)

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
87
2

Sweden ALDE

3

Austria ALDE

1

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Cyprus ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

2

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Slovenia ALDE

2
icon: UEN UEN
40

Denmark UEN

For (1)

1

Lithuania UEN

2
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
35

Italy Verts/ALE

2

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

3

Spain Verts/ALE

2

Romania Verts/ALE

1

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Sweden Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
36

France GUE/NGL

2

Spain GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

Portugal GUE/NGL

3
3

Sweden GUE/NGL

2

Finland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

Ireland GUE/NGL

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
icon: NI NI
28

Italy NI

2

United Kingdom NI

Against (2)

Abstain (2)

6

Poland NI

Against (1)

2

Belgium NI

3

Austria NI

2

Czechia NI

1
icon: IND/DEM IND/DEM
15

France IND/DEM

Abstain (1)

1

United Kingdom IND/DEM

Against (1)

5

Poland IND/DEM

3

Netherlands IND/DEM

2

Greece IND/DEM

1

Denmark IND/DEM

For (1)

1

Ireland IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Czechia IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Rapport Buzek A6-0255/2008 - par. 36

2008/07/09 Outcome: +: 680, -: 23, 0: 7
DE FR IT GB ES PL RO NL HU PT BE BG EL SE AT FI LT DK IE SK LV CY EE LU SI MT CZ
Total
93
69
62
68
50
50
31
26
22
22
22
18
20
16
17
14
13
13
13
13
9
6
6
6
5
5
21
icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE
261
2

Denmark PPE-DE

1

Estonia PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE-DE

3

Slovenia PPE-DE

3

Malta PPE-DE

2
icon: PSE PSE
200

Lithuania PSE

2

Ireland PSE

1

Estonia PSE

3

Luxembourg PSE

For (1)

1

Czechia PSE

2
icon: ALDE ALDE
92
2

Sweden ALDE

3

Austria ALDE

1

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Cyprus ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

2

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Slovenia ALDE

2
icon: UEN UEN
42

Lithuania UEN

2

Denmark UEN

For (1)

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
36

Italy Verts/ALE

2

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

3

Spain Verts/ALE

2

Romania Verts/ALE

1

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Sweden Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
36

France GUE/NGL

2

Spain GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

Portugal GUE/NGL

3
3

Sweden GUE/NGL

2

Finland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

Ireland GUE/NGL

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
icon: NI NI
28

Italy NI

For (1)

Against (1)

2

United Kingdom NI

Abstain (1)

6
2

Belgium NI

For (1)

3

Austria NI

Abstain (1)

2

Czechia NI

Against (1)

1
icon: IND/DEM IND/DEM
15

France IND/DEM

For (1)

1

Poland IND/DEM

3

Netherlands IND/DEM

2

Greece IND/DEM

1

Denmark IND/DEM

For (1)

1

Ireland IND/DEM

For (1)

1

Czechia IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Rapport Buzek A6-0255/2008 - résolution

2008/07/09 Outcome: +: 596, -: 85, 0: 14
DE FR IT PL ES GB RO HU BG BE NL PT EL LT SK IE SE FI DK LV EE SI MT LU CY CZ AT
Total
88
68
63
48
49
65
30
22
18
22
26
22
21
13
13
13
16
14
13
9
6
5
5
5
6
19
16
icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE
253
2

Denmark PPE-DE

1

Estonia PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Slovenia PPE-DE

3

Malta PPE-DE

2

Luxembourg PPE-DE

3

Austria PPE-DE

Against (1)

5
icon: PSE PSE
198

Lithuania PSE

2

Ireland PSE

1

Estonia PSE

3

Luxembourg PSE

For (1)

1

Czechia PSE

2
icon: ALDE ALDE
88
2

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Sweden ALDE

3

Latvia ALDE

1

Estonia ALDE

2

Slovenia ALDE

2

Cyprus ALDE

For (1)

1

Austria ALDE

Against (1)

1
icon: UEN UEN
41

Lithuania UEN

2

Denmark UEN

For (1)

1
icon: NI NI
28

Italy NI

2

United Kingdom NI

6

Czechia NI

Against (1)

1

Austria NI

For (1)

Against (1)

2
icon: IND/DEM IND/DEM
15

France IND/DEM

Abstain (1)

1

Poland IND/DEM

Against (1)

3

Netherlands IND/DEM

2

Greece IND/DEM

1

Ireland IND/DEM

For (1)

1

Denmark IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Czechia IND/DEM

Against (1)

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
36

France GUE/NGL

2

Spain GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

Ireland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

2

Finland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
36

Italy Verts/ALE

2

Spain Verts/ALE

2

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

3

Romania Verts/ALE

1

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Sweden Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

2
AmendmentsDossier
86 2008/2005(INI)
2008/05/08 ITRE 69 amendments...
source: PE-405.769
2008/05/15 ENVI 17 amendments...
source: PE-406.125

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

committees/0
type
Responsible Committee
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Industry, Research and Energy
committee
ITRE
rapporteur
name: BUZEK Jerzy date: 2008-01-30T00:00:00 group: European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats abbr: PPE-DE
committees/0
type
Responsible Committee
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Industry, Research and Energy
committee
ITRE
date
2008-01-30T00:00:00
rapporteur
name: BUZEK Jerzy group: European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats abbr: PPE-DE
committees/1
type
Committee Opinion
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
committee
ENVI
rapporteur
name: AYALA SENDER Inés date: 2008-03-17T00:00:00 group: Socialist Group in the European Parliament abbr: PSE
committees/1
type
Committee Opinion
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
committee
ENVI
date
2008-03-17T00:00:00
rapporteur
name: AYALA SENDER Inés group: Socialist Group in the European Parliament abbr: PSE
docs/7/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2008-255&language=EN
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-6-2008-0255_EN.html
docs/8/body
EC
docs/9/body
EC
events/0/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2007/0723/COM_COM(2007)0723_EN.pdf
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2007/0723/COM_COM(2007)0723_EN.pdf
events/6/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2008-255&language=EN
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-6-2008-0255_EN.html
events/9/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2008-354
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-6-2008-0354_EN.html
committees/0/rapporteur/0/mepref
28269
activities
  • date: 2007-11-22T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2007/0723/COM_COM(2007)0723_EN.pdf title: COM(2007)0723 type: Non-legislative basic document published celexid: CELEX:52007DC0723:EN body: EC commission: DG: Energy and Transport Commissioner: PIEBALGS Andris type: Non-legislative basic document published
  • date: 2008-01-17T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2008-03-17T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: PSE name: AYALA SENDER Inés body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2008-01-30T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: BUZEK Jerzy
  • body: CSL meeting_id: 2852 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2852*&MEET_DATE=25/02/2008 type: Debate in Council title: 2852 council: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) date: 2008-02-25T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
  • body: CSL meeting_id: 2854 council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy date: 2008-02-28T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
  • date: 2008-05-29T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) meeting_id: 2871
  • date: 2008-06-05T00:00:00 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2008-03-17T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: PSE name: AYALA SENDER Inés body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2008-01-30T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: BUZEK Jerzy type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2008-06-13T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2008-255&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading title: A6-0255/2008 body: EP type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • date: 2008-07-08T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20080708&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2008-07-09T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=15221&l=en type: Results of vote in Parliament title: Results of vote in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2008-354 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T6-0354/2008 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
commission
  • body: EC dg: Energy and Transport commissioner: PIEBALGS Andris
committees/0
type
Responsible Committee
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Industry, Research and Energy
committee
ITRE
date
2008-01-30T00:00:00
rapporteur
name: BUZEK Jerzy group: European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats abbr: PPE-DE
committees/0
body
EP
responsible
False
committee
ENVI
date
2008-03-17T00:00:00
committee_full
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
rapporteur
group: PSE name: AYALA SENDER Inés
committees/1
type
Committee Opinion
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
committee
ENVI
date
2008-03-17T00:00:00
rapporteur
name: AYALA SENDER Inés group: Socialist Group in the European Parliament abbr: PSE
committees/1
body
EP
responsible
True
committee
ITRE
date
2008-01-30T00:00:00
committee_full
Industry, Research and Energy
rapporteur
group: PPE-DE name: BUZEK Jerzy
council
  • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) meeting_id: 2871 url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2871*&MEET_DATE=29/05/2008 date: 2008-05-29T00:00:00
  • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy meeting_id: 2854 url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2854*&MEET_DATE=28/02/2008 date: 2008-02-28T00:00:00
  • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) meeting_id: 2852 url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2852*&MEET_DATE=25/02/2008 date: 2008-02-25T00:00:00
docs
  • date: 2007-11-22T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2007/1508/COM_SEC(2007)1508_EN.pdf title: SEC(2007)1508 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=SECfinal&an_doc=2007&nu_doc=1508 title: EUR-Lex type: Document attached to the procedure body: EC
  • date: 2007-11-22T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2007/1509/COM_SEC(2007)1509_EN.pdf title: SEC(2007)1509 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=SECfinal&an_doc=2007&nu_doc=1509 title: EUR-Lex type: Document attached to the procedure body: EC
  • date: 2007-11-22T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2007/1510/COM_SEC(2007)1510_EN.pdf title: SEC(2007)1510 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=SECfinal&an_doc=2007&nu_doc=1510 title: EUR-Lex type: Document attached to the procedure body: EC
  • date: 2007-11-22T00:00:00 docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=SECfinal&an_doc=2007&nu_doc=1511 title: EUR-Lex title: SEC(2007)1511 type: Document attached to the procedure body: EC
  • date: 2008-03-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE404.506 title: PE404.506 type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 2008-05-08T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE405.769 title: PE405.769 type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
  • date: 2008-06-03T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE405.868&secondRef=02 title: PE405.868 committee: ENVI type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 2008-06-13T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2008-255&language=EN title: A6-0255/2008 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP
  • date: 2008-08-27T00:00:00 docs: url: /oeil/spdoc.do?i=15221&j=1&l=en title: SP(2008)4891 type: Commission response to text adopted in plenary
  • date: 2008-09-29T00:00:00 docs: url: /oeil/spdoc.do?i=15221&j=0&l=en title: SP(2008)5307 type: Commission response to text adopted in plenary
events
  • date: 2007-11-22T00:00:00 type: Non-legislative basic document published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2007/0723/COM_COM(2007)0723_EN.pdf title: COM(2007)0723 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2007&nu_doc=723 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to present a European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). BACKGROUND: The inter-related challenges of climate change, security of energy supply and competitiveness are multifaceted and require a coordinated response. A wide range of policies and measures are being developed to combat these challenges: i) binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% and ensure 20% of renewable energy sources in the EU energy mix by 2020; ii) a plan to reduce EU global primary energy use by 20% by 2020; iii) carbon pricing through the Emissions Trading Scheme and energy taxation; iv) a competitive Internal Energy Market; v) and an international energy policy. Now we need a dedicated policy to accelerate the development and deployment of cost-effective low carbon technologies. Harnessing technology is vital to achieve the Energy Policy for Europe objectives adopted by the European Council on 9 March 2007. To meet the targets, we need to lower the cost of clean energy and put EU industry at the forefront of the rapidly growing low carbon technology sector. In the longer term, new generations of technologies have to be developed through breakthroughs in research if we are to meet the greater ambition of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 60-80% by 2050. Current trends and their projections into the future show that we are not on a pathway to meet our energy policy objectives. The energy innovation process, from initial conception to market penetration, suffers from unique structural weaknesses. There is neither a natural market appetite nor a short-term business benefit for such technologies. In addition, public energy research budgets in the EU have declined substantially since the 1980s. It is evident that many of the technological challenges that can be addressed by an EU energy policy are beyond the reach of the instruments and models of cooperation that are currently being used. Bearing this in mind, the Commission proposes a new approach based more on the development of joint programmes, and making use of the full potential of the European Research and Innovation Area and the Internal Market. CONTENT: the SET-Plan proposes to deliver: i) a new joint strategic planning; ii) a more effective implementation; iii) an increase in resources; iv) and a new and reinforced approach to international cooperation. Joint Strategic Planning: To steer the implementation of the SET-Plan, reinforcing the coherence between national, European and international efforts, the Commission will, in early 2008, establish a Steering Group on Strategic Energy Technologies. The mandate of the group will be to conceive joint actions, through coordinating policies and programmes, make resources available and monitor and review progress in a systematic manner, in order to reach common objectives. The Commission will also introduce an information system aimed at establishing a precise overview of energy technologies throughout Europe. Collaboration at Community level: The Commission proposes to launch new priority initiatives, starting in 2008, in the following areas: i) European Wind; ii) Solar Europe; iii) Bio-energy Europe; iv) European CO2 capture, transport and storage; v) European electricity grid; vi) and Sustainable nuclear fission initiatives. The Commission proposes to create a European Energy Research Alliance and to initiate, in 2008, an action on European energy infrastructure networks and systems transition planning. Resources: In order to address the need to increase investment, the Commission intends to present a Communication on financing low carbon technologies at the end of 2008. This Communication will examine, in particular, the opportunity of creating a new European mechanism/fund for the industrial-scale demonstration and market replication of advanced low carbon technologies and will consider the costs and benefits of tax incentives for innovation. The Commission will use the Marie Curie Actions of the Research Framework Programme to boost the training of researchers in the energy field. Member States' own actions to increase the human resource base should also be better coordinated. International Cooperation: International cooperation, for example on research or the setting of international standards, is vital to stimulate the global development, commercialisation and deployment of, and access to, low carbon technologies. The measures proposed in the SET-Plan should bring about a reinforced international cooperation strategy. It is also important to ensure that the EU increasingly speaks with one voice in international fora, to achieve a more coherent and stronger partnership effect. Moving forward: the Commission calls on the Council and Parliament to: 1) reaffirm that energy technology forms a fundamental pillar of Europe’s Energy and Climate Change policies, and is vital to achieve decarbonisation targets; 2) endorse a Community objective to jointly and strategically plan energy research and innovation efforts in alignment with EU energy policy goals; 3) confirm that a better and more effective implementation of current energy research and innovation efforts is fundamental; 4) confirm that a better use of and overall increase in resources, both financial and human, are needed to accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies of the future; 5) welcome the Commission's intentions to prepare in 2008 a Communication on financing low carbon technologies; and 6) agree on the need to reinforce international cooperation.
  • date: 2008-01-17T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2008-02-25T00:00:00 type: Debate in Council body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2852*&MEET_DATE=25/02/2008 title: 2852 summary: The Council held an exchange of views on the strategic energy technologies action plan (SET-plan). The exchange of views, based on a questionnaire drawn up by the presidency, focussed on energy-related research as well as on the impact of the plan on the competitiveness of European industry. The debate revealed a broad consensus on the importance of the SET-plan in order for the EU to be a leading actor in this area and on the new opportunities that it might represent for European companies. Research in this field could also significantly contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Conclusions on the SET-plan will be adopted at the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council meeting on 28 February, with a view to providing input for the Spring European Council. The conclusions are based on a Commission communication presented last year in response to a request from the 2007 Spring European Council, where it was recognised that there was a need to step up energy research, in particular to boost the competitiveness of sustainable energies, notably renewables, and low carbon technologies and to pursue the further development of energy efficient technologies.
  • date: 2008-02-28T00:00:00 type: Resolution/conclusions adopted by Council body: CSL summary: The Council adopted Conclusions in which it welcomes the presentation of the Communication "A European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan)" by the Commission, in response to an invitation by the Spring 2007 European Council. The Council notes that a European Energy Technology policy is an essential element for the achievement of the European Union's ambitious energy and climate goals for 2020. This policy should increase synergies at Community level and should take into account existing cooperation structures in energy technology Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment (RDD&D). This policy requires increased and sustained funding, for RDD&D on clean, sustainable and efficient energy technologies including "market pull" measures in areas where the incentives for the private sector are not sufficient. The full engagement of the private sector is essential. Therefore, industry, investors, innovators and researchers must be provided with a stable and predictable policy framework which gives clear signals, regulatory certainty and transparency and concrete commitments, at European as well as national level, so as to allow them to plan and decide in the medium- and long-term. The Council therefore suggests the following goals and actions: 1. to set up the six priority Industrial Initiatives as proposed by the Commission, and launch each one of them as soon as possible. These initiatives should be of a voluntary nature, and can take the form of public-private partnerships or of joint programming by groups of interested Member States. Proposals for these initiatives should demonstrate their cost-effectiveness and added value. The Commission is encouraged to continue to examine areas with great potential such as marine energy, energy storage and energy efficiency; 2. to further increase efforts on energy efficiency by supporting and stimulating RDD&D on end-use technologies; 3. to set up by the summer of 2008 a group of high level government representatives from each Member State (the "High Level Steering Group"), which convenes in order to exchange information and propose options for an optimisation of overall energy RDD&D efforts; 4. to establish a structured dialogue between research centres leading to a European Energy Research Alliance; to search for ways and means to include other stakeholders, for example by means of a European Energy Technology Summit; 5. to aim for substantial increases in European, and when appropriate, national funding for energy RDD&D 6. to improve and enlarge the Community's world-class knowledge base of energy researchers and research institutes ("capacity building"), including by reducing barriers to mobility, attracting world-class human capital and improving science education; 7. to develop, where appropriate, covenants between government, industry and researchers for different types of energy-producing and energy-saving technologies, in support of the objectives of the SET-Plan; 8. to make policies and measures, including Community programmes in all relevant areas such as research, state aid, agriculture, transport and public procurement, supportive of the achievement of the energy and climate change goals agreed by the Spring 2007 European Council; 9. to further promote international cooperation on RD&D on clean energy technologies, by developing differentiated strategies and building upon ongoing cooperation with third countries, where mutual interest and benefits exist. In this context, the Commission is invited to: · in 2008, start work on the above agreed goals, in close consultation and cooperation with Member States and other relevant actors, including by preparing a Communication on financing low carbon technologies, and by engaging in planning and preparatory steps for the transition to low carbon energy networks and systems; · review the Strategic Energy Technology Plan at regular intervals, and to establish as a matter of priority an open-access European energy technology information and knowledge management system; · implement, where appropriate, the relevant Community Programmes in support of the goals of the SET Plan, respecting fully their respective legal bases.
  • date: 2008-05-29T00:00:00 type: Resolution/conclusions adopted by Council body: CSL
  • date: 2008-06-05T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary: The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy adopted an own-initiative report by Jerzy BUZEK (EPP-ED, PL) on the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan, in response to the Commission’s Communication on the subject. MEPs welcome the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan. They consider that a European energy technology policy with adequate financial support is fundamental to achieving the EU's energy and climate change objectives for 2020. They believe that the development and deployment of innovative, low-cost, low-carbon energy technologies, energy efficiency and renewable energy are essential to reducing emissions and creating new markets for EU industry. The parliamentary committee considers that in order to achieve these targets it is vital to reduce the cost of green energy and to boost innovation in the energy sector. To that end, they recommend improving the process of technology transfer from research centres to enterprises, cutting market penetration times, ending the current technological and regulatory inertia and enhancing network interconnectivity. Coordination and Strategic Planning : the report emphasises the need to enhance the coordination of Strategic Energy Technologies at various levels and among different partners. It supports the establishment of a High Level Steering Group and a transparent and easily accessible information system on energy technology, especially for SMEs. MEPs also emphasise the vital importance of improving coordination with third countries, particularly emerging economies. Research and technology transfer : MEPs reiterate that the SET plan must build energy research and innovation capacity on a European scale. Coordination must extend to the various scientific and technological fields that play a part in energy technology research and development, particularly biology, information technology, materials science and macro-technologies. The report emphasises the need to improve the transfer of technologies from research centres to enterprises so that the private sector invests more in research and assumes greater risks. European Industrial Initiatives (EIIs) : MEPs believe that increased support is needed for low carbon technologies in the demonstration and commercialisation phase. Therefore, they welcome the proposed EIIs. The EIIs should be focussed on areas which have the greatest potential to help achieve the EU's climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy objectives on a sustainable basis, as well as allowing reduced costs and replication in the long term. The parliamentary committee calls for biofuels research to be intensified and notes the importance of developing large scale biomass to gas conversion to produce hydrogen and liquid synthetic fuels for sustainable transport technologies. The Commission is called to investigate the possibility of extending the proposed EIIs to other sectors with significant emissions reduction potential such as cogeneration, hydrogen, the construction and housing sector, heating and cooling systems, better energy storage and distribution infrastructures and interconnection of networks. MEPs believe that the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology could play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, provided its efficiency and safety is assured. They call on the Commission to facilitate the realisation of up to 12 proposed CCS full-scale demonstration projects within the EIIs. Financing : the report points out that the SET plan should not be financed through the reallocation of funds made available for energy under FP7 and CIP. MEPs encourage the Commission to ensure adequate financing and support for new low carbon and zero carbon technology R&D, demonstration and commercialisation, so that from 2009 onwards, at least EUR 2 billion per annum of the EU budget is spent on support for such technologies independently from FP7 and CIP. The Commission is called to put forward proposals for additional resources in the mid-term review of the financial framework 2007-2013.
  • date: 2008-06-13T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2008-255&language=EN title: A6-0255/2008
  • date: 2008-07-08T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20080708&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2008-07-09T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=15221&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2008-07-09T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2008-354 title: T6-0354/2008 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 596 votes to 85, with 14 abstentions, a resolution on the European strategic energy technology plan (SET-Plan), in response to the Commission’s communication on the subject. The own initiative report had been tabled for consideration in plenary by Jerzy BUZEK (EPP-ED, PL) on behalf of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy . MEPs welcome the European Strategic Energy Technology plan and consider that a European energy technology policy with adequate financial support is fundamental to achieving the European Union's energy and climate change objectives for 2020. They believe that the development and deployment of innovative, low-cost, low-carbon energy technologies, energy efficiency and renewable energy are essential to reducing emissions and creating new markets for EU industry. The Parliament considers that in order to achieve these targets it is vital to reduce the cost of green energy and to boost innovation in the energy sector. To that end, it recommends improving the process of technology transfer from research centres to enterprises, cutting market penetration times, ending the current technological and regulatory inertia and enhancing network interconnectivity. Coordination and Strategic Planning : the resolution emphasises the need to enhance the coordination of Strategic Energy Technologies at various levels and among different partners. MEPs support the establishment of a High Level Steering Group and a transparent and easily accessible information system on energy technology, especially for SMEs. They also emphasise the vital importance of improving coordination with third countries, and reinforcing international cooperation in order to implement a coherent and differentiated strategy in relation to developed, developing and emerging economies . Research and technology transfer : MEPs reiterate that the SET plan must build energy research and innovation capacity on a European scale. Coordination must extend to the various scientific and technological fields that play a part in energy technology research and development, particularly biology, information technology, materials science and macro-technologies. The resolution emphasises the need to improve the transfer of technologies from research centres to enterprises so that the private sector invests more in research and assumes greater risks. European Industrial Initiatives (EIIs) : MEPs believe that increased support is needed for low carbon technologies in the demonstration and commercialisation phase. Therefore, they welcome the proposed EIIs. The EIIs should be focussed on areas which have the greatest potential to help achieve the EU's climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy objectives on a sustainable basis, as well as allowing reduced costs and replication in the long term. The resolution strongly supports the proposed EIIs on wind, solar, bio-energy, CO2 capture, transport and storage, electricity grids and nuclear fission. In particular, MEPs call for biofuels research to be intensified and stress the importance of developing large-scale biomass to gas conversion to produce hydrogen and liquid synthetic fuels for sustainable transport technologies. The Commission is called to investigate the possibility of extending the EIIs proposed to other sectors with significant emissions reduction potential such as cogeneration, hydrogen, the construction and housing sector, heating and cooling systems, better energy storage and distribution infrastructures and interconnection of networks. MEPs believe that the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology could play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, provided its efficiency and safety is assured. They call on the Commission to facilitate the realisation of up to 12 proposed CCS full-scale demonstration projects within the EIIs. Financing : the resolution points out that the SET plan should not be financed through the reallocation of funds made available for energy under FP7 and CIP. MEPs encourage the Commission to ensure adequate financing and support for new low carbon and zero carbon technology R&D, demonstration and commercialisation, so that from 2009 onwards, at least EUR 2 billion per annum of the EU budget is spent on support for such technologies independently from FP7 and CIP. The Commission is called to put forward proposals for additional resources in the mid-term review of the financial framework 2007-2013.
  • date: 2008-07-09T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
links
other
  • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Former Council configuration
  • body: EC dg: Energy and Transport commissioner: PIEBALGS Andris
procedure/dossier_of_the_committee
Old
ITRE/6/58000
New
  • ITRE/6/58000
procedure/legal_basis/0
Rules of Procedure EP 52
procedure/legal_basis/0
Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 052
procedure/subject
Old
  • 3.50.01.05 Research specific areas
  • 3.50.08 New technologies, biotechnology
  • 3.60 Energy policy
  • 3.60.05 Alternative and renewable energies
  • 3.70.02 Atmospheric pollution, motor vehicle pollution
New
3.50.01.05
Research specific areas
3.50.08
New technologies; biotechnology
3.60
Energy policy
3.60.05
Alternative and renewable energies
3.70.02
Atmospheric pollution, motor vehicle pollution
activities/0/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2007/0723/COM_COM(2007)0723_EN.pdf
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2007/0723/COM_COM(2007)0723_EN.pdf
activities
  • date: 2007-11-22T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2007/0723/COM_COM(2007)0723_EN.pdf celexid: CELEX:52007DC0723:EN type: Non-legislative basic document published title: COM(2007)0723 type: Non-legislative basic document published body: EC commission: DG: Energy and Transport Commissioner: PIEBALGS Andris
  • date: 2008-01-17T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2008-03-17T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: PSE name: AYALA SENDER Inés body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2008-01-30T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: BUZEK Jerzy
  • body: CSL meeting_id: 2852 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2852*&MEET_DATE=25/02/2008 type: Debate in Council title: 2852 council: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) date: 2008-02-25T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
  • body: CSL meeting_id: 2854 council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy date: 2008-02-28T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
  • date: 2008-05-29T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) meeting_id: 2871
  • date: 2008-06-05T00:00:00 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2008-03-17T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: PSE name: AYALA SENDER Inés body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2008-01-30T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: BUZEK Jerzy type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2008-06-13T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2008-255&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading title: A6-0255/2008 body: EP type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • date: 2008-07-08T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20080708&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2008-07-09T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=15221&l=en type: Results of vote in Parliament title: Results of vote in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2008-354 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T6-0354/2008 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
committees
  • body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2008-03-17T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: PSE name: AYALA SENDER Inés
  • body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2008-01-30T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: BUZEK Jerzy
links
other
  • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Former Council configuration
  • body: EC dg: Energy and Transport commissioner: PIEBALGS Andris
procedure
dossier_of_the_committee
ITRE/6/58000
reference
2008/2005(INI)
title
European strategic energy technology plan
legal_basis
Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 052
stage_reached
Procedure completed
subtype
Strategic initiative
type
INI - Own-initiative procedure
subject