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Eera event 04 March 2021 - Online

Scenarios for Low-Carbon Futures of the European Energy System

In this workshop, questions will be discussed vis-à-vis with other scenarios studies to identify similarities of pathway results (robust findings), understand differences and elaborate on consolidated findings in terms of relevance to latest EU strategies (e.g. the SET Plan and Green deal).

Latest analyses on energy transition scenarios for Europe envision climate neutrality by 2050. The road or pathway to decarbonize the energy system will be driven by a combination of factors and synergies between technological development, policy exertion, and societal attitudes. In the openENTRANCE project, we have developed an original set of storylines to inspire modelers, policy makers, industry actors, and the public to understand:  If there are no major technological developments in the next decades, to what extent can we rely on societal commitment and stronger cooperation within the EU? What technological innovations (e.g. CCS, hydrogen, and others) could have the major impact to an effective European energy transition? 

Workshop objectives

  • Discuss on formulating and defining key storylines of low carbon futures for Europe
  • Compare European Pathways studies on how the results relate to the continuation of the SET-PLAN and the Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP). Are the Green Deal policies sufficient for reaching 1.5/2.0 degrees targets in the longer term?
  • Present sector or perspective specific on pathways realization: Macroeconomics impacts and others.

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04 Mar 2021


12:30 PM - 4:15 PM