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After COVID-19: a second electric revolution as the basis for Europe’s economic recovery

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Energy policy has always been one of the cornerstones of the EU’s policy for economic recovery after a crisis. In the context of today’s crisis, our economic revival needs to be based on autonomy, security, competitiveness and environmental sustainability.

Our efforts towards a decarbonised society should not be delayed or weakened as the climate crisis, that may today seem not as pressing as the current context, could then add up to the sanitary and economic crisis.

Europe’s electricity system is increasingly decarbonised and already largely developed across Member States. EdEn calls on European decision-makers to promote a second electric revolution in the context of the Green Deal. This second electric revolution should ultimately result in decarbonised electricity consumption accounting for 50% of the European energy consumption mix, and in other forms of decarbonised energy (thermal-solar energy, geothermal energy, biomass, hydrogen, renewable gas, renewable heat, etc.) accounting for the remaining 50% of the mix.

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