03 Dec '11, 11pm

Solar 1/3 of World Energy Supply in 2060? Conservative IEA Thinks So: Filed under: Energy News

Solar 1/3 of World Energy Supply in 2060? Conservative IEA Thinks So: Filed under: Energy News

“The strength of solar is the incredible variety and flexibility of applications, from small scale to big scale,” Paolo Frankl, the agency’s head of renewable energy, said in a telephone interview yesterday. Economic activity will shift toward the sunnier zones around the equator by 2050, making solar energy a viable power source for most of the global economy, the report said. Those regions will be home to almost 80 percent of the human race by the middle of the century, compared with about 70 percent today, and their energy needs will be higher as living standards in countries such as Brazil and India approach those of the U.S. and Europe.

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