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Transition Towards a Low Carbon Energy System by 2050: What Role for the EU? (THINK Topic 3)

Author(s): MEEUS Leonardo, HAFNER Manfred, AZEVEDO Isabel, MARCANTONINI Claudio, GLACHANT Jean-Michel

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ABSTRACT

This report was produced as part of the THINK project. Following the European Council’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 to 95% below 1990 levels by 2050, the European Commission recently released a roadmap that already indicates what could be the relative contributions of the different sectors, which is setting the scene for new EU level policy actions. In the policy area of transport there is already a follow up roadmap with envisaged priority actions, and also in the area of energy such a policy roadmap will be released this year, 2011. This report gives recommendations for this 2050 energy roadmap.

THINK Topic 3 was led by Manfred Hafner