"Energy Roadmap 2050", Europe
The EU is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050 in the context of necessary reductions by developed countries as a group. In the Energy Roadmap 2050 the Commission explores the challenges posed by delivering the EU's decarbonisation objective while at the same time ensuring security of energy supply and competitiveness. The Energy Roadmap 2050 is the basis for developing a long-term European framework together with all stakeholders.
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"Roadmap for Moving to a Low-carbon Economy in 2050"
With this Report the European Commission is looking beyond the 2020 objectives and setting out a plan to meet the long-term target of reducing domestic emissions by 80 to 95% by mid-century as agreed by European Heads of State and governments. The Report shows how the sectors responsible for Europe's emissions - power generation, industry, transport, buildings and construction, as well as agriculture - can make the transition to a low-carbon economy over the coming decades.
RE-thinking 2050 presents a pathway towards a 100% renewable energy system for the EU, examining the effects on Europe’s energy supply system and on CO2 emissions, while at the same time portraying the economic, environmental and social benefits of such a system. Moreover, the report provides policy recommendations for what is needed to fully exploit the
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"RE-thinking 2050 - A 100% Renewable Energy Vision for the European Union", EREC - European Renewable Energy Council, April 2010
EU’s vast renewable energy potential. (7.6 MB, 76 pp.)
"EU-27 100% Sustainable Energy by 2040", INFORSE-Europe, 2010 Update. International Network for Sustainable Energy - Europe.
Read the Scenario at INFORSE-Europe's web site at http://www.inforse.org/europe/VisionEU27.htm
"Europe’s Share of the Climate Challenge - Domestic Actions and International Obligations to protect the Planet", Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), 2009
The report analyzes how Europe can embark on a domestic transition to a low GHG future - enabling it to achieve GHG emissions reductions of 40% by 2020 and close to 90% by 2050 relative to 1990 levels through a combination of radical improvements in energy efficiency, the accelerated retirement of fossil fuels and a dramatic shift toward various types of renewable energy forms. The report also assesses Europe’s international obligations for assisting the world’s developing nations make a transition to a low-GHG future by using the Greenhouse Development Rights (GDRs) framework as a basis for assessing fair contributions to a global climate effort.
It was developed in partnership with Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE).
Download the report as pdf file (2 MB, 68 pp.) at SEI's web site at
"The Vision Scenario for the European Union", Öko-Institut, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament Berlin, 2006
Download pdf file from Greens-EFA's web site. (1.7 MB, 98 pp.) at http://www.boell.de/downloads/ERENE-engl-i.pdf
"European Energy and Transport: Trends to 2030", European Commission - Directorate-General for Energy and Transport, 2003
Update 2007, April 2008.
Download the 2003 version from the EC DG TREN's web site at http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/energy_transport/figures/trends_2030/index_en.htm
Download the 2007 update pdf file (3.3 MB, 156 pp.) on Energy.eu's web site at: http://www.energy.eu/publications/KOAC07001ENC_002.pdf
or pdf file (5.9 MB, 158 pp.) on EC DG TREN's web site at http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/energy_transport/figures/trends_2030_update_2007/ energy_transport_trends_2030_update_2007_en.pdf
"EU Energy [R]evolution - a Sustainable EU27 Energy Outlook", Greenpeace, 2010
Download (3.9 MB, 68 pp.) from Greenpeace's web site at http://greenpeace.hu/up_files/1278583020GP_Energy_Revolution_2010.pdf
"A Viable Energy Strategy for the Nordic Countries 2006-2030", 2006
Nordic energy scenario by Greenpeace Nordic demonstrates that CO2-emissions can be reduced 67% in 2030 (compared to 1990) in parallel with nuclear power phase-out in Sweden and Finland til 2025.
Download pdf file (1.4 MB, 42 pp.) from Greenpeace's web site at
March 15, 2012
• March, 2012
Newsletter # 9