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The Energy Report: 100 % Renewable Energy by 2050

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Towards 100% Renewable Energy

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Increasingly, governments and businesses are questioning old-world, “business-as-usual” energy scenarios. This path, from the past, leads only to increasing risks of energy security, pollution, price volatility, and catastrophic climate change. There are better options already available, and we must pursue these realistic alternatives. The world can no longer afford to hang-on to its old energy paradigm, and its dangerous dependence on fossil fuels.

The Energy Report, produced through a collaboration between WWF and energy consultancy Ecofys, breaks new ground in the energy debate. No other energy scenario has attempted anything similar: to articulate a feasible future scenario in which all of the world’s energy supply is provided by renewable and sustainable sources by mid-century.

It’s time to change the “old” paradigm for the energy industry and articulate a new pathway for the future. The Energy Report provides a meticulously researched scenario into a truly alternative vision for the energy future, and what such a scenario implies for society at large.

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  1. Singer S, Denruyter JP (eds) (2011) The energy report: 100% renewable energy by 2050. WWF-International, Gland, www.wwf.panda.org/energyreport

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Singer, S., Denruyter, JP., Yener, D. (2017). The Energy Report: 100 % Renewable Energy by 2050. In: Uyar, T. (eds) Towards 100% Renewable Energy. Springer Proceedings in Energy. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45659-1_40

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