Paris Agreement Compatible Scenarios for Energy Infrastructure



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


Policy Brief: Grid capacity needs to more than double by 2035 to meet the EU’s Paris Agreement Goals

Report Launch: Nuclear Phase-out – How renewables, energy savings and flexibility can replace nuclear in Europe

PAC project consortium meets for Annual Meeting in Paris

PAC in the news

Público (PT): No enorme plano da Europa para a energia eólica, cidadãos ficam esquecidos

WWF report: Only 10 Member States’ wind energy ambitions compatible with Paris Agreement

Montel: EU will struggle to meet 50% of hydrogen target – experts

Our Workshops

Modellers’ Exchange Workshop: Charting Our Course to 2040 – Decarbonisation Scenarios for Delivering Climate Targets

Organised within the framework of the PAC project, the workshop brought together more than 20 experts to discuss decarbonisation pathways and related...

Expert Workshop: Industry in Transition – The role of electricity grids in decarbonising European industry

Organised within the framework of the PAC project, the workshop brought around 20 experts together to discuss the role of electricity grids to...

Workshop: Connecting Europe – Exploring Europe's role in delivering a decarbonised future

Co-organised by the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) and EEB within the framework of the PAC Scenario, the 'Connecting Europe' workshop is a part of...

Modellers' Exchange Workshop: Role of green hydrogen in future decarbonised and optimised European energy systems

RGI in collaboration with Hitachi Energy, and with support of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), organised a Modellers’ Exchange Workshop...

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.