Author: Eckehard Tröster, Rena Kuwahata & Thomas Ackermann
Executive summary: This study follows the 2009 analysis by energynautics and Greenpeace International titled ‘Renewables 24/7 Infrastructure to Save the Climate‘, which looked at the feasibility of integrating over a 90% share of renewable energies in the European power system for 2050, based on Greenpeace’s Energy [R]evolution scenario (Greenpeace International, EREC, 2009). This report investigates in more detail the strategic options for reaching this outcome in 2050 and how to optimise the use of all the installed renewable energy sources. The revised Energy [R] evolution for 2010 now forecasts 97% renewable energy sources (RES) for the European grid in 2050. This new study was commissioned to investigate various operating scenarios in the year 2030 and 2050 and to develop a methodology for optimising the use of installed renewable energy sources in our simulations.
Num. pages: 63