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Cutting carbon, not the economy

Georg Zachmann ()

Policy Contributions from Bruegel

Abstract: A drastic change in the way we produce and consume energy is necessary to contain the risk of global environmental catastrophe. For its part, the EU has set agreed to a greenhouse gas reduction target of 80-95 percent by 2050, compared to 1990.However, with the current fuel mix, even the most ambitious improvements on incumbent technologies are unlikely to be sufficient for reaching the reduction targets.Meeting the targets requires low-carbon...

Date: 2012-02
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