Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation.
Implementation: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in cooperation with Greenpeace and others
Contents: Assessment presented by the report published in May 2011: Energy turnaround by 2050 is feasible and, provided that government policies support the efforts, 77% of the global energy supply could be generated with renewable energy sources. According to the report, many alternative energy sources are competitive already, while the costs will continue to decrease.
The experts emphasized that, in addition to stabilizing the climate, renewable energies make a significant contribution to enhancing economic and social progress worldwide. This particularly pertains to the support of sustainable growth in the developing countries that often feature the best conditions for the use of green energy sources.
By 2050 solar energy could be of material significance to the energy system and thus become one of mankind’s most important energy sources.
For more information on the report (in English) please refer to this Link.