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Jun 2017

In this text, Meghan O’Sullivan, et al. focus on seven scenarios that both forecast and backcast the world’s future reliance on renewable energy. While all the forecasting scenarios expect us to rely more on this form of energy, none of them anticipate a revolution where it will surpass our continued dependence on fossil fuels. In contrast, the backcasting scenarios anticipate a world where renewables will make up 50-70% of the primary energy market by 2050. Read on to ‘unpack’ these projections and the seven factors that will shape them.

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Author Meghan O’Sullivan, Indra Overland, David Sandalow
Series NUPI Working Papers
Publisher Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University SIPA
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Copyright © 2017 Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Columbia University SIPA, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
 
 
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