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TRANSFORMING THE EUROPEAN ENERGY SYSTEM: MEMBER STATES' PROSPECTS WITHIN THE EU FRAMEWORK

Brigitte Knopf (), Bjørn Bakken, Samuel Carrara, Amit Kanudia, Ilkka Keppo, Tiina Koljonen, Silvana Mima, Eva Schmid () and Detlef P. van Vuuren
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Brigitte Knopf: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Research Domain Sustainable Solutions, P. O. Box 60 12 03, 14412 Potsdam, Germany
Bjørn Bakken: SINTEF Energy AS, Postboks 4761 Sluppen, 7465 Trondheim, Norway
Samuel Carrara: Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venezia, Italy
Amit Kanudia: KanORS-EMR, SDF L-7B, NSEZ, Dadri Road Phase II, NOIDA UP 201305, India
Ilkka Keppo: University College London, UCL Energy Institute, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0NN, UK
Tiina Koljonen: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, P. O. Box 1000, 02044 VTT, Finland
Silvana Mima: PACTE-EDDEN, CNRS, 1221 rue des Résidences, 38400 Saint-Martin-d'Hères, BP 47 - 38040 Grenoble CEDEX 9, France
Detlef P. van Vuuren: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, P. O. Box 30314, 2500 GH. The Hague, Netherlands;

Climate Change Economics (CCE), 2013, vol. 04, issue supp0, 1-26

Abstract: The Energy Modeling Forum 28 (EMF28) performed a large-scale model comparison exercise to illustrate different technology pathways for cutting European greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Focusing on selected countries (France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and UK), this paper first analyzes climate and energy policy objectives and debates in the respective countries. It then compares EMF28 model results to the short-term projections of the National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) and the long-term transformation pathway given in the European Commission's "Energy Roadmap 2050". It concludes that there is sufficient agreement with the NREAPs and national policies to accept the model results as conceivable scenarios. The scenarios suggest that in the future a variety of different national energy mixes will continue to reflect the different resource bases and preferences of individual Member States. In order to ensure a cost-efficient transformation, it is important to improve coordination between Member State policies and those at the EU level.

Keywords: European climate and energy policy; National Renewable Action Plans (NREAPs); environmental federalism; mitigation scenarios (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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