Topic in Focus
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 the generation and use of renewable energies. In the current energy system, greenhouse gas emissions are the largest driving factor of climate change. For the energy transition to succeed, “no-regret” measures, the introduction of a standard cross-sector CO₂ price, including a minimum price, and comprehensive changes to the infrastructure are necessary.