Cleantech, our opportunity
for a better future.

Europe is facing a triple challenge: an energy crisis, a climate emergency and a quest for future competitiveness. These challenges can be turned into an opportunity for global leadership.

Cleantech

The EU has developed most of the technologies it needs to get to net zero, reach energy security and build the industry of the next century.
Now is the time to scale them, deploy them widely and grow a new, greener economy. This is not a partisan issue – it’s our generation’s opportunity for a better future.
To succeed, Members of the European Parliament are coming together across party lines to promote the EU’s global cleantech leadership.
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Cleantech is the industry of tomorrow – it will bring us energy security, jobs and global competitiveness - It’s time for Europe to take the lead!

Lídia
Pereira MEP

President of the youth of the European People’s Party

Co-Chair of the Cleantech Friendship Group
I’m amazed by the innovativeness of European cleantech, from solar-powered cars to innovative heat batteries. We need to create the conditions for these technologies to scale up in the EU.

Mohammed
Chahim MEP

Vice-president of the Socialists and Democrats Group

Co-Chair of the Cleantech Friendship Group
Europe has already solved one part of the net zero equation, innovating at speed. Now, it needs to ensure that innovation at speed goes hand in hand with innovation at scale.

Eva Maydell MEP

Member of the European People's Party

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
Unlocking the potential of cleantech innovation in energy efficiency is key to ensure that EU citizens have access to affordable energy while making the energy transition a reality.

Pernille Weiss MEP

Member of the European People's Party

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
Europe’s biggest challenge to ushering in a new circular era is as much about maturing clean technologies as taking an integrated approach to the energy and materials transition.

Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP

Member of the European People's Party

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
In its quest to green leadership, Europe should address the intensive metal needs of the clean energy transition by acknowledging the role that recycled materials will play in industrial decarbonisation.

Hildegard Bentele MEP

Member of the European People's Party

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
Batteries are crucial if Europe is to lead the clean energy revolution. They can supercharge the energy transition by supporting the use of renewables to generate electricity and creating new business models as well as jobs.

Jessica Polfjärd MEP

Member of the European People's Party

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
Europe is already home to many innovative companies taking the lead on building exciting capabilities in clean technologies. These companies need a favourable regulatory environment to help the EU achieve clean technological sovereignty.

Andreas Schwab MEP

Member of the European People's Party

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
Clean technologies like efficient batteries of new generations, or renewable hydrogen bring enormous potential for the EU’s climate neutrality and competitiveness. We have to incentivise that these innovations can be quickly upscaled, while making sure technologies are applied in sectors where they are applied the most efficiently and bring the biggest greenhouse gas savings.

Tiemo Wölken MEP

Member of the Socialists and Democrats Group

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
The EU has the opportunity to make net zero aviation possible by enabling collaboration between stakeholders and providing incentives to help channel capital into sustainable aviation fuels production.

Petar Vitanov MEP

Member of the Socialists and Democrats Group

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
Increasing our chances of achieving net zero starts with consumer empowerment. Clean technologies provide consumers with clear and reliable sustainability information, enabling them to become agents of change.

Christel Schaldemose MEP

Member of the Socialists and Democrats Group

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
The energy crisis can only accelerate progress to net zero if we act now. Investing in clean technologies is a major opportunity to generate growth and new jobs.

Nicolás González Casares MEP

Member of the Socialists and Democrats Group

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
Cleaner and safer energy technologies are essential for the people and our modern society. The leap to innovative cleantech needs to be European wide with competitive markets and predictability. New investments to old, stranded assets should not be seen anymore.

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP

Member of the Socialists and Democrats Group

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
EU needs to unleash the potential of Cleantech to save climate, stay competitive, create jobs and ensure our security. But this is not possible without a well-defined and ambitious plan.

Martin Hojsík MEP

Member of the Renew Europe Group

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
In a world of increasingly scarce resources to stand a chance of reaching our climate targets, we need to look at how we use and reuse products as an engine of innovation and growth.

Nils Torvalds MEP

Member of the Renew Europe Group

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
Repowering EU will be possible through building a net-zero workforce that is equipped with skills tailored to the vision and scope of the carbon neutrality agenda.

Dragoș Pîslaru MEP

Member of the Renew Europe Group

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
If we want Europe’s automotive future to be electric, we have to act in earnest, decarbonise electric vehicles production, shift to green raw materials and accelerate the buildup of charging infrastructure.

Jan Huitema MEP

Member of the Renew Europe Group

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
If the EU wants to have a first movers advantage in buildings’ decarbonisation, it has to invest in next generation clean technologies, deploy low carbon materials and implement a net zero measurement framework.

Eleonora Evi MEP

Member of the Greens/EFA Group

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
We need a clean technology revolution in Europe. We have to drastically speed up the development and up-scaling of clean technologies and create a the right investment climate to keep front runners and visionaries here in Europe. Cleantech can be the catalyst for this and lead the way to a climate neutral economy.

Michael Bloss MEP

Member of the Greens/EFA Group

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
Getting to net zero is creating massive opportunities to build new clean technology powered businesses. We can make that happen only if we create and shape the market conditions to enable green investments and accelerated scaling.

Bas Eickhout MEP

Member of the Greens/EFA Group

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
With the climate clock ticking fast, unlocking post energy crisis growth requires moving at unprecedented speed, mobilising resources at scale and prioritizing cleantech innovation.

Jakop Dalunde MEP

Member of the Greens/EFA Group

Member of the Cleantech Friendship Group
The Cleantech Friendship Group is an informal grouping of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from across political groups who support EU cleantech, believe that the energy and climate crises are an opportunity for EU innovation and competitiveness, and who will work together to promote the most ambitious climate, energy and economic policies to support the next generation of EU industry.
The Cleantech Friendship Group is run by MEPs, with the support of Cleantech for Europe and #SustainablePublicAffairs.
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