The panel on Sustainable Accelerator and colliders have the following mandate:
Assess and promote developments on energy efficient and sustainable accelerator concepts, technologies and strategies for operation. The panel will formulate recommendations on R&D and support ICFA with networking across the laboratories and communications. The membership will ensure a broad regional participation and coverage of accelerator technologies and concepts, relevant in the context of energy consumption.
Energy consumption being a serious limiting factor in the run to the highest energies, this decision gives hope that more efforts will be dedicated to improve accelerator efficiency. Beyond the strong impact this may have on HEP projects, it may prove to make industrial/medical accelerators cheaper to run.