Renewable Energy | VOL. 9, ISSUE 57, November-December 2009 |

Energy versus Climate Change

The problem of global warming requires immediate reductions of carbon emissions. Limiting temperature increase below 2°C requires the reduction of worldwide average per capita emissions to 0.3t carbon annually which is equal to India’s level today. Such a great cut of the world’s emissions requires cumulative investments in energy supply infrastructure of $22 trillion by 2030. Achieving a sustainable future balance between global economic growth, energy supply and climate protection is one of today’s greatest challenges. As stated by various...

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