Energy Blue Print
Key results - Latin America

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

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Despite a huge growth in transport services, the energy consumption in the transport sector by 2050 can be limited to the current level in the Energy [R]evolution scenario. Dependency on fossil fuels, which now account for 89% of this supply, is gradually transformed by using 15% renewable energy by 2030 and 35% by 2030. The electricity share in the transport sector further increases up to 21% by 2050.

A shift towards smaller cars triggered by economic incentives together with a significant shift in propulsion technology towards electrified power trains and a reduction of vehicle kilometres travelled per year leads to significant energy savings. In 2030, electricity will provide 14% of the transport sector’s total energy demand in the Energy [R]evolution, while in 2050 the share will be 43%.