The challenges related to energy transition are so high that long-term political plans are being devised (target of 80% to 95% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in Europe, compared to levels in 1990).
Such policy objectives require new developments in all sectors of society.
The issue of energy, therefore, requires an integrated multi-disciplinary approach with a short-, medium- and long-term vision in mind.
To this end, UMONS established the ENERGY Institute to deal with R&D in this area. Its activities are based on the expertise of its members in the fields of sciences, applied sciences, economics, architecture and urban planning. The Institute’s mission is to support these various areas of R&D with the aim of implementing future energy systems into society.