Low-Carbon Energy Futures Require Transformative Change

In Low-Carbon Energy Futures: A Review of National Scenarios, the Trottier Energy Futures Project (TEFP) summarizes common themes in leading greenhouse gas reduction strategies for eight countries: Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

The study shows that Canada and other industrialized countries have the technology to achieve an 80 per cent reduction in their energy-related greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Deep GHG emissions reductions will depend on major improvements to energy efficiency; greater reliance on electricity for heating, personal transportation and some industrial processes, coupled with a transition to low- or zero-carbon electricity sources, and a wider use of biofuels. “The transition to a low-carbon energy future will be transformative, requiring a boom in clean-energy technologies and low-energy practices at least as significant as the post-Second World War boom in fossil fuel consumption”. The TEFP is a joint initiative of the David Suzuki Foundation, The Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Trottier Family Foundation.

 

 

LINK:

Low-Carbon Energy Futures: A Review of National Scenarios report and news release summary are available from link at: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/publications/reports/2013/low-carbon-energy-futures-a-review-of-national-scenarios/

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