16 May '11, 4pm

100 Percent Renewables: The Resources are There, Says UN Report

100 Percent Renewables: The Resources are There, Says UN Report

Among the report’s points of emphasis: wind power alone is capable of supplying more than 100 percent of future demand. “The report clearly demonstrates that renewable technologies could supply the world with more energy than it would ever need, and at a highly competitive cost,” said Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council. “The IPCC report will be a key reference for policy makers and industry alike, as it represents the most comprehensive high level review of renewable energy to date.” The 1,000-page report, which was adopted by 194 governments after marathon negotiations on May 9, considers the potential contribution from wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, hydro, and ocean energy, as well as their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, their integration into the energy networks, their contribution to sustainable development, and the poli...

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