Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Greenpeace Calls for over 700 GW of Geothermal by 2050

Energy Revolution 2015 (Greenpeace)

This is the year when the fight against climate change could take a dramatic turn. The conference in Paris in December presents political and business leaders with the opportunity to take the critical decisions needed if we are to keep average temperature rises to no more than 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius. According to the IPCC, humankind cannot emit more than 1,000 giga-tonnes of CO2 from now, if we are to stay within this limit. At the current and projected rate of consumption, this entire carbon budget will be used by 2040.

The report calls for an increase of geothermal energy capacity in the base scenario from 11 GW in 2012 to 62 GW in 2050. The most progressive scenario calls for an increase to 708 GW by 2050.

Energy Revolution 2015 Full Report

Energy Revolution 2015 Executive Summary

Energy Revolution 2015 Key Messages