The scenarios in this report were jointly commissioned by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council from theSystems Analysis group of the Institute of TechnicalThermodynamics, part of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The supply scenarios were calculated using the MESAP/PlaNet simulation model adopted in the previous Energy [R]evolution studies.
The new energy demand projections were developed from Utrecht University, Netherlands, based on a new analysis of the future potential for energy efficiency measures in 2012. Thebiomass potential calculated for previous editions, judged according to Greenpeace sustainability criteria, has been developed by the German Biomass Research Centre in 2009 and has been further reduced for precautionary principles. The future development pathway for car technologies is based on a special report produced in 2012 by the Institute of Vehicle Concepts, DLR for Greenpeace International. These studies are described briefly below.