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. Under the Energy [R]evolution scenario, primary energy demand will decrease by 27% from today’s 4,224 PJ/a to 3,085 PJ/a. Compared to the Reference scenario, overall primary energy demand will be reduced by 40% in 2050 under the Energy [R]evolution scenario (Reference scenario: 5,133 PJ in 2050).
The Energy [R]evolution version aims to phase 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 27% in 2030 and 66% in 2050. In contrast to the Reference scenario, no nuclear power plants will be built in Poland in the Energy [R]evolution scenario.