The Power Programme focuses on changes that will bring Europe a reliable and affordable electric grid based entirely on clean technology, in advance of 2050 and in line with the CO2 reduction goals necessary to prevent dangerous climate change.
In cooperation with our partner in the ClimateWorks network, the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), we collaborate with NGOs, research institutions, governments and businesses to bring about the policy changes that can ensure clean, affordable and secure electricity becomes a reality. This involves us working with our partners on energy efficiency – the cheapest and most available resource of all – as well as policy on transmission, renewables, carbon capture and storage and tackling the risks around unabated coal.
We understand the significant challenges our mission faces, but we also see enormous advantages for Europe in clean power. Instead of facing a future where Europe's economy is threatened by fossil fuel price rises and volatility, where our homes and appliances waste costly energy, where other regions of the world get the benefits of pioneering new clean tech' industries, where Europe is dependent on unstable regions for energy supply and where Europe's future generations face the worst effects of climate change – we envision a future of sustainable, secure, affordable energy. See www.roadmap2050.eu for our technical and economic analysis of how this is possible.