Europe can reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest. Not only is it technically possible: a net-zero future is likely to be very desirable, with a prosperous economy, a more resilient society, and higher levels of wellbeing.
If supported by the right policy framework, industries can contribute their share to the net-zero emissions by 2050 and remain competitive. In addition, a more circular economy can cut emissions from heavy industry by 56% by 2050.
Opinion poll – European elections: Big majority of potential voters want political parties to tackle global warming
A new Ipsos MORI survey carried out with potential voters across 11 European countries also reveals that environment protection and European leadership on climate action are also key issues for a large majority of potential voters across EU11.
Scenarios integrating power, road transport and residential heating sectors across Europe with a wide range of zero-carbon technologies and energy carriers can come with socio-economic benefits.
Infrastructure for high amounts of green gas projected to be a third more expensive than for energy efficiency and smart electrification
Building the infrastructure to decarbonise the EU’s energy system by 2050 through large amounts of green gas is projected to be up to 36% more expensive than through energy efficiency and smart electrification, even in European countries with a cold climate, according to “Towards fossil-free energy in 2050” (1), a new report launched today. The(…)
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New IPSOS study reveals that European citizens would be willing to carry out energy renovation in their homes in order to increase their thermal comfort, pay less in energy bills and improve their quality of living.
Agriculture is unique in its ability to both reduce its own emissions, but also increase carbon removals from the atmosphere and contribute to emission reductions in other sectors through the substitution of carbon intensive materials and energy.
Europe requires to rapidly increase the readiness and deployment of the next generation of low-carbon technologies. It also needs to enable business models and customer engagement in sectors which use or produce energy.
A new study on how France can reap the opportunity of cheaper clean technologies and embrace higher ambition on climate and energy