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Energy transition 2030: Europe's path to carbon neutrality (2020)

Ad hoc statement

Published by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering and the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities

(2020, 15 pages)

With the European Green Deal, the European Union has set itself the goal of operating carbon-neutral by 2050. An important element of this commitment is an energy transition away from the use of fossil energy carriers towards generation and use of renewable energies. To this end, the German Academies of Sciences recommend “no regret” measures, the introduction of a standard cross-sector CO₂ price, including a minimum price, and comprehensive changes to the infrastructure. With their ad hoc statement, “Energy transition 2030: Europe's path to carbon neutrality”, the academies present a compact series of recommendations in light of the German EU Council Presidency starting on 1 July.


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