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The publishers of European Energy          Foreword
Innovation would like to offer their
sincere thanks to all individuals and      Welcome to the Summer edition of EEI magazine: proud media partners of
organisations who have contributed         EUSEW, the flagship “platform for sharing ideas and knowhow, and for forging
editorial images photos and illustrations  alliances to bring about an Energy Union”. Theresa Griffin MEP tells us that the
to the magazine. Whilst every effort       forthcoming raft of energy-related legislation, which concerns decarbonisation,
has been made to ensure accuracy           energy security and the development of a properly-functioning energy
of the content, the publishers of          marketplace, should emphasise energy as “a basic social right” with the interests
European Energy Innovation accept no       of citizens at its core: precisely the focus, she says of EUSEW this year.
responsibility for errors or omissions.
                                           We are delighted to feature a second article from EU Transport Commissioner
The contents of European Energy            Bulc, who discusses the need for planet-wide solutions to the problems posed
Innovation are protected by copyright.     by aviation emissions. She balances the positive contributions made by aviation:
                                           economic growth, jobs, trade and, of course, mobility, with its environmental
All rights reserved.                       impact: 2% of global CO2 emissions, a figure projected to grow strongly. There
                                           is, she observes, growing difficulty in reconciling this growth with the concept of
European Energy Innovation is              sustainability, a difficulty that emphasises the importance of two key elements of
published by:                              the European Aviation Strategy: The Single European Sky project and SESAR.
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United Kingdom                             energy efficiency and renewable energy, and its Framework Strategy for a
                                           Resilient Energy Union both demand co-operation across Europe and beyond
Tel: +44 1923 286238                       its borders: “we cannot continue with fragmented solutions”, he says, but need            “a more integrated approach, based on the principles of solidarity and cross-
                                           border cooperation.” Adding his perspective, Mario Campolargo explains how
To obtain additional copies please email   the Internet of Things (IoT) can play a crucial role in helping Industry slash its           energy use, but that the key challenge is making sure that it is developed on a
                                           pan-European basis.
Michael Edmund                             In discussing the pursuit of the sustainable aviation goals set down as long as         2008, Michael Gill of ATAG acknowledges that new disruptive technologies may
                                           still be decades away, while going on to emphasise the potential role of biofuels
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR              within a four-pillar strategy for the industry. Eric Dautriat reviews the first seven
Philip Beausire                            years of the Clean Sky project and the key achievements of Clean Sky1; and looks         forward to how the project is set to expand with Clean Sky2 – and beyond.

HEAD OF BRUSSELS OFFICE                    Elsewhere, Rémi Gruet explores the considerable potential of Ocean Energy:
Sophia Silvert                             there are plans to deploy 100GW by 2050, which could supply 76 million
Mob: +32 4737 30322                        households and create 400,000 skilled jobs. But, he asks, Is the EU willing to do         what it takes to get ocean energy over the line?

DESIGN & PRODUCTION                        In times of great political uncertainty, of cross-border humanitarian catastrophe                       and global climate change, a united response is needed more than ever. With co-
                                           operation very much on our minds, we trust that you will be able to follow EUSEW
WEBSITE DESIGN                             in some way or another. In the meantime, there is much more to read inside…
                                           Michael Edmund
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