World Energy Scenarios 2016: The Grand Transition
IRANZ Executive Officer Rob Whitney was part of a World Energy Council (WEC) team that developed three 2060 energy scenarios. Their report was launched last month at the World Energy Congress in
The Modern Jazz scenario represents a ‘digitally disrupted,’ innovative, and market-driven world. Unfinished Symphony represents a world in which more ‘intelligent’ and sustainable economic growth and low carbon models emerge, and Hard Rock is a more fragmented scenario, which explores the consequences of weaker and unsustainable economic growth with inward-looking policies.
Modern Jazz has good economic growth, everyone in the world has access to electricity by 2060 and CO2 emissions fall from 2040 onwards. Unfinished Symphony does best on climate change, getting close to the IPCC 2oC CO2 emissions target but more is needed for the 1.5oC target set at
For more and to download the report see World Energy Scenarios 2016 - The Grand Transition.