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Introducing the OPET Network

The Organisations for the Promotion of Energy Technologies (OPET) Network has embarked upon a new and challenging series of activities, aimed at promoting public awareness of current energy research results.

The activities are intended to further the deployment of innovative technologies and increase the pace of market uptake in respect of research that supports European Energy Policy priorities. By identifying key actors and disseminating information about new developments in the European Research Area, they provide an integrated and comprehensive view of on-going research in the following areas of work:

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2. Renewable energy sources
3. Co-generation and District Heating and Cooling
4. Clean Fossil Fuels
5. EMINENT
6. CO-OPET

Each of these activities are oriented towards providing solutions that are aimed at present market needs and that will assist in the promotion of new technologies, thereby stimulating knowledge flow between key market actors and related research bodies. In this way, the OPET Network further enables the smooth integration of EU policy priorities, new technological research, and market sustainability and competitiveness.

The OPET Network is an initiative of the European Commission that began its life in the late 1980s. Its aim is to promote the benefits of tomorrow's innovative energy technologies (with the exception of Nuclear energy).

The current initiative marks a new and challenging chapter in its history as it continues to disseminate knowledge and stimulate technology implementation, establishing itself as a cornerstone in the building of a European Energy Policy Research Area.

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Accelerating Market Introduction of Promising Early Stage Technologies for Transport and Energy A New Start for the OPET Network