Power sector eyes zero emissions by 2045

European electricity generators could cut their net CO2 emissions to zero by 2045 given sufficient political will and support from citizens, the trade association Eurelectric said on Monday

European electricity generators could cut their net CO2 emissions to zero by 2045 given sufficient political will and support from citizens, the trade association Eurelectric said on Monday as it presented a detailed study.

The report, which Eurelectric vice-president Alistair Phillips-Davies described as a unanimously backed “statement of intent”, puts a more precise date on the industry's commitment a year ago to decarbonise before 2050.

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