The study “New Generation: Building a clean European electricity system by 2035” by Ember explores the least-cost pathways to a clean power system in Europe, compatible with the Paris Agreement climate goals (1.5C). Detailed, country-by-country, hour-by-hour power system modelling confirms the feasibility of almost completely decarbonising Europe’s power sector by 2035, while expanding the electricity supply.
This report summarises the results of three modelled pathways for the European power sector. The Stated Policy pathway is aligned with stated national policie until 2035. The other two pathways – Technology Driven and System Change – are computed to minimise cost while remaining within a carbon budget compatible with the Paris Agreement climate goals.
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