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ISR Director Paul Ekins contributes to European Commission report

30 November 2018

ISR Director Paul Ekins is one of nine expert authors that have written the Final Report of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative.

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Professor Paul Ekins has contributed to a report of the High-Level Panel of the European Decabonisation Pathways Initiative which has been published this week. The report hopes to assist in shaping the EU's next research funding programme, Horizon Europe, and talks about what will be needed from the EU to reach its Carbon Dioxide reducing goals.  

The report also talks about one way of cutting the EU's CO2 emissions by creating an 'internet of electricity' - a power network based on renewable energy. It goes on to discuss using 'zero-carbon molecules', for instance hydrogen, as alternatives to fossil fuels on a larger scale.

Professor Ekins said:

I think the broad pathway towards decarbonisation is now pretty clear. The first thing to do is to decarbonise the power sector, the second thing to do is to use the decarbonised power to reduce emissions from motor vehicles by electrifying the light road transport sector."

You can read the full report here.