Cooperation: Utrecht University, DLR Institute for Vehicle Concepts, local counterparts from the world regions
Project duration: December 2011 to November 2012 (completed)
Contact: Dr. Thomas Pregger, Dr. Sonja Simon, Dr. Tobias Naegler
The project focuses on a new update of the global Energy [R]evolution scenario, which has been developed biennial since 2006 (http://www.energyblueprint.info/). The Energy [R]evolution scenario is a global energy scenario based on the assessment of energy demand and supply patterns and the renewable energy potentials available in ten world regions. The normative scenario is developed in a back-casting process, driven by ambitious CO2-reduction targets and the world-wide phasing-out of nuclear energy. The project elaborates supply scenarios for electricity, heat and transport based on renewable energy technologies and their respective technical potentials, actual costs, cost reduction potentials, and technology maturity. The time horizon of the scenario is from 2009 to 2050.
The Scenario development includes a review by counterparts from the ten world regions and discussions with the renewable energy industry on the expected market development in the different technology branches. The update of the Energy [R]evolution Scenario will take into account the most recent trends in global energy demand and supply and CO2 emissions. Compared to the previous version, it will provide additional insight in on- and offshore wind energy and into the transport and heat sector, based on new data and information compiled during the last two years.
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