Energy Blue Print
Scenarios 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

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6.7 development of CO2 emissions

Whilst the South Korea’s emissions of CO2 will decrease by 5% under the Reference scenario, under the Energy [R]evolution scenario they will decrease from 501 million tonnes in 2009 to 120 million tonnes in 2050. Annual per capita emissions will fall from 10.5 tonnes to 2.6 tonnes. In the long run efficiency gains and the increased use of renewable electricity in vehicles will even reduce emissions in the transport sector. With a share of 36% of total CO2 in 2050, the power sector will remain the largest sources of emissions.

The Advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario reduces energy related CO2 emissions about ten to 15 years faster than the basic scenario, leading to 7.1 tonnes per capita by 2030 and 0.9 tonnes by 2050. By 2050, South Korea’s CO2 emissions are 19% of 1990 levels.