Energy Blue Print
Archive 2008

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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transport

In the transport sector, it is assumed that under the Energy [R]evolution Scenario, due to fast growing demand for services, energy demand will further increase up to 2015. After that demand will decrease, falling to below its current level in 2050. Compared to the Reference Scenario, energy demand is reduced by 54%. This reduction can be achieved by the introduction of highly efficient vehicles, by shifting the transport of goods from road to rail and by changes in mobility-related behaviour patterns. By implementing attractive alternatives to individual cars, the amount of cars will grow more slowly than in the Reference Scenario. In 2050, electricity will provide 24% of the transport sector’s total energy demand, while 61% of the demand will be covered by fossil fuels.