Extracts from the press conference by Günther Oettinger on the Energy Roadmap 2050
On 15 December 2011, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, held a press conference on the Energy Roadmap 2050.
To achieve the goal of cutting emissions by over 80% by 2050, Europe's energy production will have to be almost carbon-free. How to achieve this without disrupting energy supplies and competitiveness is the question answered by the Energy Roadmap 2050. Based on the analysis of a set of scenarios, the document describes the consequences of a carbon free energy system and the policy framework needed. This should allow Member States to make the required energy choices and create a stable business climate for private investment, especially until 2030. PHOTOSHOTLIST