Together with global top-10 climate action university, LUT, SolaPower Europe has published a landmark report modelling the 100% renewables scenario for Europe needed to reach climate neutrality by 2050.
The study is the first of its kind to model a fully renewable pathway to achieving climate neutrality for the European energy system, presenting three transition pathways with varying levels of ambition. The crucial finding of the report is that low European ambition is a burden for society, from both a climate change and economic perspective. The 100% renewable scenarios result in lower per-unit energy costs, and show that achieving climate neutrality by 2050 is more cost-effective compared to a lower level of ambition.
Key findings from the study:
- A 100% renewable energy system enables the EU to become climate neutral before 2050 in the most cost-effective manner
- A 100% renewable energy system in Europe will lead to sharpest decline in GHG emissions, down to zero by 2040
- Solar power is set to generate more than 60% of EU’s electricity by 2050
- The EU energy system needs a high rate of electrification and sectoral integration
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