This publication provides stimulating analysis on future scenarios of energy use, which focus on a range of technologies that are expected to emerge in the coming years and decades.There is now universal recognition of the fact that new technologies and much greater use of some that already exist provide the most hopeful prospects for mitigation of emissions of GHGs.
The good news first. Renewable energy, combined with the smart use of energy, can deliver half of the world's energy needs by 2050. This new report, 'Energy [R]evolution: A sustainable World Energy Outlook', shows that it is economically feasible to cut global CO2 emissions by almost 50% within the next 43 years. It also concludes that a massive uptake of renewable energy sources is technically possible. All that is missing is the right policy support.
Energy Revolution 2007