Energy Blue Print
Scenario for a future energy supply

Moving from principles to action for energy supply that mitigates against climate change requires a long-term perspective. Energy infrastructure takes time to build up; new energy technologies take time to develop. Policy shifts often also need many years to take effect. In most world regions the transformation from fossil to renewable energies will require additional investment and higher supply costs over about twenty years.

main scenario assumptions

To develop a global energy scenario requires a model that reflects the significant structural differences between different countries’ energy supply systems. The International Energy Agency breakdown of ten world regions, as used in the ongoing series of World Energy Outlook reports, has been chosen because the IEA also provides the most comprehensive global energy statistics. In line with WEO 2011, this new edition maintains the ten region approach.

The countries in each of the world regions are listed in Figure 4.1.

figure 4.1: world regions used in the scenarios