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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5.9 development of CO2 emissions

The Netherlands’ emissions of CO2 will decrease by 26% between 2010 and 2050 under the Reference scenario, under the Energy [R]evolution scenario they will decrease from 172 million tonnes in 2010 to 21 million tonnes in 2050. Annual per capita emissions will drop from 10.4 tonnes to 1.2 tonnes. In spite of the phasing out of nuclear energy and increasing demand,

CO2 emissions will decrease in the electricity sector. In the long run efficiency gains and the increased use of renewables in vehicles will reduce emissions in the transport sector. By 2050, Netherlands’s CO2 emissions are 86% below 1990 levels.