Global Perspectives: Exploring Futures for Renewable Energy to 2050

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Webinar sponsored by the Solar Electric Power Association:

The REN21 “Renewables Global Futures Report” provides a pioneering synthesis of the full range of credible possibilities for the future of renewable energy. The report is not one scenario or viewpoint, but captures the contemporary thinking of 170 leading experts from around the world, including CEOs and parliamentarians, as expressed in face-to-face interviews with the report author. The report also incorporates the results of 50 recently published and prominent energy scenarios by a range of organizations. Conservative projections show 15-20% global energy shares from renewables in the long-term to 2030 and 2050, about the same as the current share. High-renewables projections show shares in the 50-95% range.

This webinar will examine the future growth in national markets projected from a range of policies and targets, with case studies for the US, Europe, Japan, China, and India. Projections for global technology markets show cost reductions, technology evolution possibilities and capacity increases.

Participants take-aways will include:

  • Current global state of renewables
  • Expert insights on the likely future for renewable energy
  • Exploration of 3 renewable penetration scenarios and their impacts
  • Policy approaches for renewable energy

Speaker(s):  Eric Martinot, Report Author and Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies; Bianca Barth, Research Manager, SEPA (moderator)

Cost:  Free to SEPA Members and Media (subject to verification); $199 Non-members

Target Audience:  Anyone interested in solar and renewable energy including: solar industry and policy stakeholders, utility staff working with renewable energy programs

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April 26, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT


United States

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