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(IS-2013-96) Power Perspectives 2030 – On the road to a decarbonised power sector
This report from the European Climate Foundation examines how the European nations can achieve the European Union goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It lays out a roadmap for 2030 that puts the European countries on a path toward the 2050 goal while maintaining reliable power. To achieve these objectives 50% of power will be produced from renewable sources by 2030 including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and biofuels. The conventional sources will be 28% gas, 6% coal, and 16% nuclear. Business-as-usual would miss this goal by 50%.