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New #IPCC report - 80% of our energy needs can be met by 2050 through renewable energy sources

80% of energy through renewables by 2050 31 May 2011 | News story The world can be powered by more renewable energy and we don’t need to delay the transition to more sustainable energy sources, says IUCN. IUCN strongly supports the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in their Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, the full version of which is being launched today. In 2008, we sourced 13% of energy from renewables. But the IPCC report says that nearly 80% of our energy needs – including rising demand in developing countries – can be met by 2050 through renewable energy sources. It concludes that in order to get there, governments need to lead the way and set policies that encourage technology transfer, awareness raising and financing. “This report is great news for the planet and people, as well as for our clim...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/?7569/80-of-energy-through-renewables...

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