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


Civil society-led energy scenario maps out path to climate neutral Europe by 2040

Launch of the Paris Agreement Compatible (PAC) Scenario for Energy Infrastructure

Webinar - Of Pipes and Pylons - Is Europe planning energy infrastructure for a Paris Agreement compatible future?

Our Workshops

Third Scenario Workshop

The third PAC scenario workshop continued developing civil society's priorities for a net-zero emissions world. We sought to wrap up, forge consensus...

Third Modellers' Exchange Workshop

Building on the first and second PAC Modellers’ Exchange workshops, the session focussed on how we can better model flexibility.

Second Modellers' Exchange Workshop on synthetic gas

The second Modellers' Exchange Workshop was characterised by lively discussions, inspired by research from the Öko-Institut & Fraunhofer - IEE on the...

Second Scenario Workshop

What energy mix will there be in a net-zero emissions world? These questions are discussed in Brussels at the PAC Scenarios Workshop, with civil...

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.