Renewable Energy | VOL. 11, ISSUE 69, November-December 2011 |

Climate Change and Renewable Energy

IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, 2011

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the provision of energy services are a major cause of climate change. The IPCC 4th Assessment Report 2007, concluded that “Most of the observed increase in global average temperature since the mid 20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations.” Concentrations of CO2 have continued to grow since the Report to about 390 ppm CO2 or 39 per cent above pre industrial levels by the end of...

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