The Energy Mix

Published: 11 Dec 2011
Type: Publication

In its Vision 2050 project, the WBCSD envisages a world in 2050 that meets the needs of “9 billion people living well, within the limits of one planet”. This will require substantial changes in the global energy system, to meet the expected increase in demand (30% - 50% more than in 2010 depending on the size of energy efficiency improvements) while also reducing global greenhouse gas emissions to half of 2005 levels. These challenges imply a radical departure from historical energy pathways (Box 1) and will require government policy intervention at a level not seen in the past.

This document seeks to explore the development of the global energy system to date and seeks to develop a better understanding of the roles played by markets, technology,and policy in shaping the future.

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