France to increase its renewable energy production to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

While each scenario is different, their common goal is to reduce final energy consumption and increase the share of electricity in final energy consumption in order to gradually replace fossil fuels such as coal, oil or gas. [Shutterstock/ Mny-Jhee]

This month, Réseau Transport Electricité (RTE) published the study “Energy Futures 2050”, which describes six scenarios presenting different strategies if France wants to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, with an increase in renewable energy production being a focal point of the study.

While each scenario is different, their common goal is to reduce final energy consumption and increase the share of electricity in the final energy consumption in order to gradually replace fossil fuels such as coal, oil or gas.

“All the scenarios presented in this study foresee a strong increase in renewable energies”, RTE told EURACTIV.

Increasing renewable energy production is a real challenge for France, which is struggling to develop their production. “New production facilities need to be connected and the core network needs to be adapted. By using flexible solutions in addition to targeted line adaptations, we can use the full potential of existing infrastructure and accommodate up to 50 GW of solar and wind power,” RTE explained. Read more (in French)… (Clara Bauer-Babef | EURACTIV.fr)

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