Launch of the European Commission's energy think tank: INSIGHT_E [03.07.2014]

Coordinated by KTH, Stockholm, KIT and 11 European partners have launched the INSIGHT_E project, which will serve as the European Commission's energy think tank. The multidisciplinary think tank consists of experts from the energy sector, top researchers, engineers, leading trade, economic, environmental, and legal experts who are experienced in delivering policy advice and impact assessments.

It is the aim of the think tank to provide policy makers at the European level with sound and unbiased policy advice as well as insights on policy options, including an assessment of their potential impact. In addition, the think tank will bring to the attention of political decision-makers new trends in technology as well as the objectives and activities of important stakeholders that shape energy policy-making in Europe. In order to assess policy options concerning the four dimensions of sustainability (environmental, economic, social, institutional), the project will use an integrated assessment framework, backed by high-quality data resources available to the project consortium. To complement this, the project will establish innovative methods of stakeholder engagement and trend identification through the establishment of an 'Energy Observatory'.

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