ROADMAP 2050, EUROPE, 2010
By OMA © All rights reserved
In the architectural profession the issue of sustainability is
generally dealt with at the scale of buildings. In an effort to
address the issue at a much larger scale, AMO has developed a
vision for an EU-wide decarbonized power grid by 2050 as part of
Roadmap 2050: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon
In October 2009, European leaders' committed to an 80-95 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050; Roadmap 2050 was commissioned to determine how these emissions reductions goals could efficiently be met. The technical and economic analyses of the report outline why a zero-carbon power sector is required to meet this commitment and illustrate its feasibility by 2050 given current technology.
AMO contributed to the content development through the production of a graphic narrative about the geographic, political, and cultural implications of a zero carbon power sector. The graphic narrative shows how through the complete integration and synchronization of the EU's energy infrastructure, Europe can take maximum advantage of its geographical diversity: if the Roadmap is followed, by 2050, the simultaneous presence of various renewable energy sources within the EU will create a complementary system of energy provision ensuring energy security for future generations.
Roadmap 2050 was commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, and the full report, published in April 2010, includes extensive technical, economic and policy analyses conducted by five leading consultancies: Imperial College London, KEMA, McKinsey & Company, Oxford Economics and AMO.
Roadmap 2050: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe
Technical, economic, and policy analysis and graphic narrative published April 2010
European Climate Foundation
A decarbonized power grid for Europe by 2050
Wall Street Journal
WSJ Real Time Brussels Blog
The Daily Telegraph
Times of India
Partner in charge:
Reinier de Graaf
Rami Abou-Khalil, Vilhelm Christensen, Mira Hettesova, Matthew Jull, Tanner Merkeley, Yuan Tiauriman