23 May '11, 1pm

IPCC Study: Renewable Energy Could Provide Majority of World's Energy by 2050

Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a comprehensive study on renewable energy, entitled Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation . The report finds that by 2050, nearly 80 percent of the world’s energy supply could be provided by renewable energy sources. WRI Analyst Lutz Weischer , who works on renewable energy policies, sat down to talk about the report’s implications Why is this report significant? IPCC reports have a credibility and legitimacy that few other sources can match. Because this report draws upon the analysis of preeminent scientists, economists and engineers engaged in climate and energy research, the conclusions have considerable weight. This particular report looks at 164 peer-reviewed energy scenarios to find common themes about what the world’s energy supply will look like in 2050. They...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/stories/2011/05/ipcc-study-renewable-e...

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