The European Council of 20–21 March has added to the energy and climate goals for 2020–2030 a discussion on industry competitiveness. This supplements, rather than replaces, the traditional triad of market integration, ecurity of supplies, and sustainability. This approach benefits the leading industrial Member States that are also top global innovators and EU newcomers facing robust energy-intensive investments. Poland, to boost its manufacturing, must ensure that industrial competitiveness anchors EU policy. At the same time, to transform its economy, it must increase innovation to reach a low-emission footprint.