Climate change is a ticking time bomb. It is wreaking havoc on our planet faster than ever predicted – and without rapid decarbonisation, there will be no stopping it. We now have just three years to cap carbon emissions or face the dire consequences of breaching 1.5°C of warming.
But that’s not all. High gas prices combined with Russia’s war in Ukraine have led to skyrocketing energy prices and surging inflation.
Climate and energy: two crises that demand an urgent and unprecedented response. From all of us. Because we have the solutions. We must accelerate the energy transition and electrify.
We need industry, investors, policymakers, and regulators to take decisive action on the GAME CHANGERS required to overcome these crises.
The winning formula
Game Changers: Policy actions & recommendations
Climate change coupled with the war in Ukraine have led to renewed urgency to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and increase Europe’s energy security. And these two crises will continue to have serious repercussions across the globe unless political leaders act swiftly and decisively.
Eurelectric has produced five game-changing recommendations for policymakers to ensure that the EU can become energy independent while decarbonising the economy. These include:
- faster clean and renewable energy deployment,
- mass electrification,
- strengthening distribution grids,
- boosting investor confidence,
- protecting customers.
Game changers for a 3-to-1 acceleration
Emissions. Electrification. Energy prices. Climate targets. Our Game Changers report compiles the data, crunches the numbers, and shows us how the biggest crises can sometimes make the impossible possible. Crises like climate change and energy security – the biggest challenges the world is facing right now.
Aggressive decarbonisation is needed across all sectors to limit warming and prevent runaway climate change. At the same time, energy security and affordability must be tackled head-on. For that, we must accelerate the energy transition and electrify to cut emissions while bolstering Europe’s energy independence.
The solutions include speeding up permitting for renewable projects by addressing bottlenecks, having skilled workers in place for an accelerated energy transition, and harnessing the power of technology for security and resiliency.
Want to drill into the numbers? Download the infographics from our Game Changers report and get the bigger picture.
In the spotlight
The world is facing two major crises – climate change and energy security. The solution? Accelerate the energy transition and electrify transport, heating, and industry. Because electrification is the fastest, cheapest, and most efficient way to decarbonise and reduce emissions to protect our planet. We must act now.
Hear the thoughts of MEP Niels Fuglsang, Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe, and Engie CEO Catherine MacGregor on the crises we are currently facing, as well as the game-changing solutions that can accelerate the energy transition. Check our Youtube Channel for more.
Game Changers: Walburga Hemetsberger
Game Changers: Niels Fuglsang
Game Changers: Catherine MacGregor