Energy Roadmap 2050 (Communication)
In order to keep global warming below 2°C, in comparison with 1990, the EU wishes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020 and by 80 to 95% by 2050. A major part of greenhouse gas emissions which can be influenced is created by the energy sector. The Energy Roadmap 2050 presents scenarios illustrating how modernisation can help contribute to the energy system of long-term EU climate protection targets.
By presenting alternative courses of action and the costs needed for a restructuring of the power system by 2050, the Commission contributing to a more objective debate of climate policy. However, the Commission should also have devised scenarios which take into account the carbon leakage issue explicitly.