Paris Agreement Compatible Scenarios for Energy Infrastructure

 

OUR GOAL

The PAC project – “Paris Agreement Compatible Scenarios for Energy Infrastructure”– has been established to develop a future energy scenario for Europe which is compatible with the Paris Agreement. The scenario, under development by civil society organisations, shall guide European energy infrastructure planning and help to ensure that we are planning and building the infrastructure necessary for a future low carbon, renewables-based energy system.

The PAC scenario will be guided by three goals:

  • A 65% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
  • Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040
  • 100% renewables in Europe by 2040 in all sectors


News

Workshop Summary Report - Accelerating full decarbonisation: Resource optimisation in energy infrastructure planning

Joint Statement

Pathways to optimising energy and empowering nature - PAC at RGI/IUCN annual conference

PAC in the news

Global Witness: "The EU’s €250 billion gas gamble"

Renewable Energy Magazine: "Repower for the people shows how EU can wean member states off Russian gas by 2025"

EU Observer: "Gas and nuclear: a lose-lose scenario for Eastern Europe"

Our Workshops

Global outreach of PAC Scenario - Workshop on how to include civil society in grid planning

On the 21st of April, RGI contributed to an online workshop “Paris-Agreement Compatible Scenarios for Energy Infrastructure” organised by REN21 in...

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Modellers' Exchange Workshop - ‘‘Accelerating full decarbonisation: Resource optimisation in energy infrastructure planning’’

On the 2nd of February, the online modellers’ exchange workshop “Accelerating full decarbonisation: Resource optimisation in energy infrastructure...

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Fourth Modellers' Exchange Workshop

The fourth workshop in the Modellers' Exchange series focussed on the question: How can distribution grids be represented in energy system planning?

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Fourth Scenario Workshop

At the fourth PAC scenario workshop, CAN Europe and EEB presented key findings and gaps of the PAC scenario. The workshop collected members’ and...

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Laurent Schmitt, ENTSO-e Secretary-General, on the importance of the PAC project for the TYNDP scenario building process

We asked Laurent Schmitt, Secretary-General of ENTSO-e about the importance of the PAC project for the TYNDP process, stakeholder-consultation for scenario-building and the future of the PAC project in the context of decarbonisation of the EU economy.

Claude Turmes, Luxembourgish Minister for Energy and Minister for Spatial Planning and MEP, on planning for an energy system based on renewables

The message was recorded on the occasion of the ENTSO-E 10 Year Anniversary Conference 2019.

This project has been financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action with two rounds of grants realised in the timeframe of: 2018-2020 and 2021-2024.