Energy Blue Print
Archive 2007

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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development of energy intensity

projection of energy intensity

An increase in economic activity and a growing population does not necessarily have to result in an equivalent increase in energy demand.There is still a large potential for exploiting energy efficiency measures. Under the reference scenario, we assume that energy intensity will be reduced by 1.3% per year, leading to a reduction in final energy demand per unit of GDP of about 45% between 2003 and 2050. Under the energy [r]evolution scenario, it is assumed that active policy and technical support for energy efficiency measures will lead to an even higher reduction in energy intensity of almost 70%.