Comments from Oeko-Insitut on the ENTSOs TYNDP 2020 Draft Scenarios

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This commentary focuses on the two 1.5°C scenarios, as there is still a fundamental need to revise these in order to achieve the Paris climate targets. Both scenarios rely heavily on an energy supply based on gas and the use of carbon capture technologies (CCS). On the other hand, a rather low level of electrification and a low level of expansion of wind and solar plants is considered.

A fast reduction of GHG-emissions based on a rapid expansion of wind and solar power combined with a phase out of fossil fuels is essential to comply with the Paris agreement.