Report: Electrification Could Cut EU Emissions by 90 Percent

By [email protected] WindEurope, the European wind association, has suggested Europe could cut carbon emissions by 90 percent between now and 2050 with a program of mass electrification.

The association’s Breaking New Ground report recommends increasing electrification across the European Union’s power systems from its current level of 24 percent to 62 percent by 2050.

At the same time, the proportion of electricity coming from renewable energy would need to rise to 78 percent. In 2014, the figure was about 28 percent, according to the European Environment Agency.

WindEurope’s report looked at a best-case scenario for electrification under current policies, versus a set of

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