Results of the public consultation on the "Energy Roadmap 2050"

The Commission is preparing an Energy Roadmap to 2050 to be adopted by the end of 2011. This Energy Roadmap will follow the Low Carbon Economy Roadmap 2050 adopted by the Commission on 8 March 2011 and focus on decarbonisation in the energy sector. The background to the need to develop a decarbonisation strategy is the EU commitment to an 80-95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels by 2050 in the context of necessary reductions by developed countries as a group. The Energy Roadmap will present policy challenges for the decarbonisation of the energy sector while preserving the competitiveness of industry and strengthening energy security.