"Renewable Energies and Energy Management are major issues for France which supports the European Commission energy/climate policy. To realize this commitment, we propose to organize under the French Presidency of the European Union, a major event to prepare the launch of the SET-Plan, named ""Towards a low carbon energy : The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan"". It will take place on October 28th 2008 in Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre. Based on the work launched by the European Summit in spring 2008, this major event, which will include a conference and an exhibition, will be a place for expression on the issues and challenges faced to industry and society by the European climate/energy policy, and the fundamental role of technology to solve them. The objectives are: • to remind the background and the objectives of this policy, • to agree on the objectives of low carbon energy technologies and rally the European players around a common strategy, • to draft the agenda of the advances of these technologies, • to include them in a common frame of reference in order to compare periodically their results to conduct a coherent change in the energy mix, • to encourage managers to acquire and use the instruments provided by the SET Plan in their strategic choices, • to enhance recent European technological achievements, • to enhance the work of technology platforms and to support the implementation of the Joint Technology Initiatives. As active component of the SET-Plan, the event will also provide an opportunity to promote coordination of research organizations in the energy sector through the launch of the Alliance, to promote European industrial new initiatives and to prepare the work of the Steering Group for the Prague Summit in 2009."
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