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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primary energy consumption

5.10 primary energy consumption

Taking into account the assumptions discussed above, the resulting energy consumption under the Energy [R]evolution scenario is shown in Figure 5.12. Compared to the Reference scenario, overall primary energy demand will be reduced by 14% in 2050. Most of the remaining demand will be covered by renewable energy sources. The Energy [R]evolution scenario leads to an overall renewable primary energy share of 72% in 2030 and 92% in 2050.