Tracking the deep decarbonisation of energy systems

WiseEuropa contributed to the analysis of current and projected rates of change taking place in the European energy systems by providing long-term decarbonisation scenarios for Poland. The results were published in Energy Policy journal.

Decarbonisation of energy systems requires deep structural change. The article shows that the EU has made significant progress in decarbonising its energy system. However, for a number of assessed indicators the analysis reveals the need for a significant increase in decarbonisation rate from historical levels. Such acceleration is required in order to achieve long-term European climate policy goals.

The methodology applied in the article provides an example of how the research community and international organisations could complement the transparency mechanism developed by the Paris Agreement on climate change, to improve understanding of progress toward low-carbon energy systems.

The article was prepared by the group of experts from The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, University College London Energy Institute, Grenoble Applied Economics Lab, E3M-Lab, WiseEuropa, ENEA, and Enerdata.

The article Tracking sectoral progress in the deep decarbonisation of energy systems in Europe

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