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05
May 2011

International Energy Agency Reference or baseline scenarios are not presented as business-as-usual or fixed outcomes, but typically are used for comparison, and present the theoretical case where no action is taken, which is not considered a politically realistic viewpoint. The IEA Reference scenario “takes into account all government policies and initiatives that had been adopted by mid-2004. It does not include policy initiatives that might be adopted in the future. Energy markets will probably evolve in different ways from those depicted in this scenario, because the policy landscape will change.” Similarly the......

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European Commission – Official scenarios

European Commission Baseline scenarios provide a reference comparison for a range of alternative scenarios and energy policy options. The reference scenario from IEA and the Commission on wind power are described here. In earlier...


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Official scenarios

For long-term energy scenarios, there are two established authorities. The European Commission has been publishing its long-term energy scenarios since the 1990s. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published its World Energy Outlook which...


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The progress of wind energy

Wind technology has made major progression from the prototypes of just 25 years ago. Wind energy has come of age, and now constitutes a mainstream power technology that is largely underexploited. Two decades of...


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Climate security

Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges to the world community, and energy technology will play a central role. Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change...


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Energy security

Europe is facing an energy crisis. We now live in an era of energy uncertainty. The days of cheap and abundantly available energy are over. Europe is running out of indigenous energy resources at...


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Rising energy demand

Rising energy demand According to the European Commission’s Baseline business-as-usual scenario, electricity demand will increase 52% between 2000 and 2030. Total installed power generation capacity will increase by about 400 GW, from 656 GW...


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No Fuel – Overview

No Fuel – Overview 1. Europe is facing an energy crisis. We now live in an era of energy uncertainty. The days of cheap and abundantly available energy are over. 2. Europe is running...


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Wind Power without fuel

Europe is wealthy in wind resources – enough wind blows across Europe to power the entire continent. Today, tomorrow and forever. Wind energy can meet more than one fifth of Europe’s power demand by...


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