Which electricity mix by 2050 ?

Michel CRUCIANI

Senior advisor on climate and energy issues for Confrontations Europe

Morgane GORET-LE GUEN

Policy Officer, Energy, Confrontations Europe

The present note summarises the discussions between the following panellists:

  • Maurizio BOELLA, Advisor to the Deputy Director-General, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Alain TACCOEN, Head of Stakeholders Relations-EU Strategy, EDF
  • Oyvind VESSIA, Head of European Affairs, Orsted
  • Patrick ADIGBLI, Vice-President for Regulatory Affairs, Restore

The debate was moderated by Michel CRUCIANI, Senior advisor on climate and energy issues for
Confrontations Europe.

The topic of this seminar lies at the very heart of the political debates on energy, just at the end of the public consultation launched by the European Commission, after the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report and before the COP24. A leak from the European Commission’s working staff document regarding the Long Term Strategy for reducing GHG emissions for 2050 shows that, in all the modelling exercises, there is an increase of electricity supply within the energy supply of the EU (from +43% up to +120% compared to 2020). This means that electricity will be at the very heart of European final consumption by 2050.

The question is therefore: which electricity mix should we have by 2050?

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