Eurelectric sets out path to low-carbon future

A large-scale shift towards electrical applications in key sectors such as transport and heating and cooling is essential for Europe to make deep long-term greenhouse gas emissions cuts, according to a new report by European electricity association Eurelectric.

"The key to Europe's low-carbon future will be on the demand side, where a paradigm shift is needed away from direct use of fossil fuels to energy-efficient electric systems – including electric road vehicles and electric heat pumps," Eurelectric president Lars G. Josefsson said at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday as he unveiled the paper.

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