Energy Blue Print
Archive 2012 - Mexico

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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5.9 primary energy consumption

Taking into account the assumptions discussed above, the resulting primary energy consumption under the Energy [R]evolution scenario is shown in Figure 5.11. Compared to the Reference scenario, overall primary energy demand will be reduced by 53% in 2050 compared to the Reference case. Around 78% of the remaining demand will be covered by renewable energy sources.

The Energy [R]evolution version aims to phases out coal and oil as fast as technically and economically possible. This is made possible mainly by replacement of coal power plants with renewables and a fast introduction of very efficient electric vehicles in the transport sector to replace oil combustion engines. This leads to an overall renewable primary energy share of 42% in 2030 and 78% in 2050. Nuclear energy is phased out just after 2030.