All European countries dream of a decarbonised world without having to worry about the necessary funding to face such a challenge. Some speak of 2,000 billion Euros of investments by 2050 for Germany only. The others will also have to pay sky high amounts, considering the required effort in Germany.
One of the main focuses is adjusting the transport network.
This could give the opportunity for the Europeans to build up the first European initiative: an integrated electrical transport network, managed by a European entity instead of a national one. The company could be owned by governments depending on repartition model to be defined, or it could be owned by the European Commission.
The structure would grant Europe a chance to construct a real development project for the network, while taking into account developing areas and deserted areas.
A tariff grid based on the same principle as stamps could therefore be possible for all the countries of the Community.
Moreover, the electricity market would not require 20 local power exchanges anymore; one would be enough and would allow the participants to have a real visibility.
Last but not least, everyone would benefit from the strengths and the weaknesses of the production modes of each country. For example, French nuclear production would be backed up by the renewable productions from Central Europe, while coal plants would account for a smaller percentage of the mix.
That new European community would be in charge of interconnections and would decide on future investments to keep balance in a network linking Gdansk to Lisbon, and Aberdeen to Bari or Athens.
Now I wake up and realize that my dream is but a dream and cannot come true, for local political stakes will do everything within their power to destroy that European dream.