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Is the European green deal achievable?

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Technologies evolve under the impact of several factors starting from the progress of science and innovation. Usually driven by market forces, the evolution is slow. With regard to energy, the time unit is roughly a century. Concerns about climate change add a new element: political decisions. The EU committed itself at the end of 2019 to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, mainly through the implementation of wind and solar energies. A comparison between past data and forecasts related to the change sets the difficulties clearly in evidence. The paper discusses the requirements for the European Green Deal to be successful.

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The authors would like to acknowledge Dr. Michel Giot and an anonymous reviewer for several suggestions and remarks that have improved the quality of the text.

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Furfari, S., Mund, E. Is the European green deal achievable?. Eur. Phys. J. Plus 136, 1101 (2021).

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