Powering a climate-neutral economy: An EU Strategy for Energy System Integration

The European Green Deal puts the EU on a path to climate neutrality by 2050, through the deep decarbonisation of all sectors of the economy, and higher greenhouse gas emission reductions for 2030.

The energy system is crucial to deliver on these goals. The recent decline in the cost of renewable energy technologies, the digitalisation of our economy and emerging technologies in batteries, heat pumps, electric vehicles or hydrogen offer an opportunity to accelerate, over the next two decades, a profound transformation of our energy system and its structure. Europe’s energy future must rely on an ever growing share of geographically distributed renewable energies, integrate different energy carriers flexibly, while remaining resource efficient and avoiding pollution and biodiversity loss.