Potential of Renewable Energy Outlined in Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Potential of Renewable Energy Outlined in Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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9 May 2011

Close to 80 percent of the worlds energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling public policies a new report shows.

The findings, from over 120 researchers working with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), also indicate that the rising penetration of renewable energies could lead to cumulative greenhouse gas savings equivalent to 220 to 560 Gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (GtC02eq) between 2010 and 2050.

IPCC Press release

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