European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are industry-led stakeholder fora that develop short to long-term research and innovation agendas and roadmaps for action at EU and national level to be supported by both private and public funding.

Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform

Nuclear fission energy delivers safe, sustainable, competitive and essentially carbon-free energy to Europe’s citizens and industry. Within the framework of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), the European Commission’s stakeholders have formulated a collective vision of the contribution which fission could make towards Europe’s transition to a low-carbon energy mix by 2050, with the aim of integrating and expanding Research and Development capabilities in order to reach this objective. Action is needed now to enable Europe to retain its leading technological and industrial position in the field of civil nuclear technology.

European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Experts agree that unless we cut greenhouse gas emissions – especially carbon dioxide (CO2) – by 50%-80% (compared to today) by 2050, the impact on global warming will be disastrous. But with world energy demand expected to double by this date, the challenge will be enormous. It means we must act fast, using a portfolio of solutions, since no single solution will be capable of reducing CO2 emissions on the massive scale required. This includes renewable energies, energy efficiency, and CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS). Indeed if deployed in all industry sectors, CCS has a potential to reduce CO2 emissions by over 50% by 2050.