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Road to a rapid transition to sustainable energy security in Europe

It is time to embrace sustainability as a business imperative and to capture the momentum now, for the future.

By

Vincent Petit

Road to a rapid transition to sustainable energy security in Europe

This report is based on the landmark research from the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, the “Integrated Database of the European Energy Sector”, which for the first time mapped actual energy uses for each country within the European Union, across 17 sectors of activity, with data granularity at the level of each process step (or end-use) of each of these sectors.

Our approach here has been to systematically review these process steps (or end-uses) and qualify the extent to which they could be electrified, effectively removing the demand for fossil fuels as a result. We have focused only on those process steps where technology was already widely available and for which we evaluated the switch to be relatively easy (or attractive). In other words, we estimated the impact of rapid electrification of “easy to abate” activities.

Towards Net-Zero Buildings: A Quantitative Study

Progress on energy and sustainability is at an all-time high. How will that momentum fare in a new decade and under radical new circumstances? In this study, we propose a new and innovative approach to the decarbonization of the building sector.

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REPowerEU: Empowering Energy Consumers for a More Sustainable and Resilient Europe

Welcoming the European Commission’s REPowerEU Action Plan to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, we share our 10-point action plan to make Europe digital and electric by 2027 and go further in driving efficiency with digital, electrifying end-use, decentralizing energy, and building better.
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Towards Net-Zero Buildings: A Practical Pathway

Schneider Electric presents a Framework Towards Net-Zero Buildings developed in conjunction with WEF to accelerate the investment needed to deliver a greener urban built environment

Mind the gap: How carbon dioxide removals must complement deep decarbonization to keep 1.5°C alive

In its new report the energy transitions commission outlines the role of carbon dioxide removals in meeting global climate objectives.
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The unexpected disruption: Distributed generation

The true potential of distributed energy generation is massive. This study shows how it will contribute to reshaping the global energy system.

Sustainability podcast series: Beyond the scope

Schneider Electric’s Beyond the scope sustainability podcast series offers insightful views on decarbonization pathways and the solutions that lie ahead of us.

Accelerating global investment in building decarbonization

As buildings generate a large chunk of the world’s carbon emissions, how can we decarbonize the built environment? Read the framework that guides decision-makers to consider more outcomes.

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Making mission possible: Delivering a net-zero economy

A net-zero global economy is possible by 2050. Clean electrification will be vital.

Making clean electrification possible

We have 30 years to electrify the global economy - discover under what conditions this is possible.