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


Discussion Paper Launch: The role of hydrogen in a future, low-carbon, and secure European energy system

PAC Scenario Development: Civil society shows Europe’s way to climate neutrality by 2040

EEB Policy Brief: A sustainable hydrogen strategy for the EU

PAC in the news

EURACTIV: It’s not just about the colour: too much hydrogen is unsustainable

EURACTIV: Doubling electricity interconnection is the European peace project for this decade

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

Our Workshops

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...

Expert Workshop: The Future is Flexibility - Smart solutions for the building sector decarbonisation and their role in system planning

RGI, with the WHY and PAC projects, partnered for an expert workshop to dive into the flexibility potential of the building sector. Unlocking flexible...

PAC Scenario as a tool for civil society engagement: EU & National pathways for climate neutrality by 2040

The updated results for the PAC Scenarios will be launched on 23 March 2023 with a focus on EU and national-level pathways for climate neutrality by...

Workshop: Take a role into grid infrastructure planning

As part of the SPIREC 2023, the PAC Scenarios organised a workshop aimed at presenting the PAC approach as a best practice on scenario development and...

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.