A particular emphasis was placed on learning from national research programmes and examining possibilities to stimulate coordination.
The potential of the different renewable energies was put in the wider context of the renewable energy portfolio and market conditions.
From the all the speakers it emerged that technological innovation will drive the markets, but that financing will be required to put in place the structures which can benefit from the new technology coming on-stream. For this the political to facilitate change has to be present. The energy revolution will require that all the conditions favourable to a change in energy production and consumption, towards renewables, and towards more efficiency, be met.
The message from the European Commission is that they are working strenuously to make this a reality.