The EU Commission published its Communication on September 15, 2015  “Towards an Integrated Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan: Accelerating the European Energy System Transformation” (COM2015/6317) pointing that “…for hydrogen the focus needs to be on the production of renewables-based hydrogen and on reducing the cost of fuel cells for transport.” The SET Plan, as one of the  43 EU Energy Union action plans, proposes 10 actions focused on research and innovation meant to accelerate energy system transformation and make the European energy technology sector more competitive. The ten actions include:

1. Boost the development of renewable energy technologies,

2. reduce the cost of key technologies,

3. create smart home solutions for consumers,

4. increase the security of smart systems,

5. reinforce energy-efficient systems,

6. make EU industry less energy intensive,

7. promote e-mobility,

8. more renewables in transport,

9. step up research of carbon capture and storage, and

10. make sure nuclear reactors are safe.

On September 21 -22 the lt will be discussed at the annual SET Plan conference in Luxembourg.