Transforming the EU power sector: avoiding a carbon lock-in

Publication Created 04 Oct 2016 Published 07 Oct 2016
EEA Report No 22/2016
Transforming the EU power sector: avoiding a carbon lock-in
With fossil fuels still contributing to roughly half of the electricity generated in Europe, moving away from a carbon-intensive power supply over the next few decades will require a commitment to increase investment in clean technology, restructure the fossil fuel energy infrastructure and ensure a secure and affordable power supply. In this context, this report fills an important information gap by looking at: • the theoretical evolution of fossil fuel capacity by 2030 in the absence of strong drivers to counter present trends; • how this hypothetical evolution would fit in with the need to create a qualitatively different EU power sector by 2030 and beyond, in line with EU climate goals.


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: 978-92-9213-809-7
: TH-AL-16-021-EN-N

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