28 March 2023

Affordable, clean and secure energy is possible by 2035

To permanently cut our bills, quickly take back control of our energy supplies, and address the climate emergency, our power system needs to be fossil-free and completely based on renewables by 2035.

Accelerating solar, wind, and heat pump installation alone would replace over two-thirds of Europe’s pre-war fossil gas and coal imports from Russia.

Governments, businesses, financial institutions and utilities have a responsibility to mobilise every euro and measure of influence to deliver massive renewable power rollouts and energy savings measures.

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