7. Transition to a Fully Sustainable Global Energy System

  1. Prof. Detlef Stolten2,3 and
  2. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Viktor Scherer4
  1. Yvonne Y. Deng,
  2. Kornelis Blok,
  3. Kees van der Leun and
  4. Carsten Petersdorff

Published Online: 21 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527673872.ch7

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

How to Cite

Deng, Y. Y., Blok, K., van der Leun, K. and Petersdorff, C. (2013) Transition to a Fully Sustainable Global Energy System, in Transition to Renewable Energy Systems (eds D. Stolten and V. Scherer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527673872.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEF-3: Fuel Cells, Leo-Brandt-Straße, IEF-3: Fuel Cells, 52425 Jülich, Germany

  2. 3

    Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEK-3 Institut für En. & Klimaforschung, Wilhelm-Johnen-Str., 52428 Jülich, Germany

  3. 4

    Ruhr-Universität Bochum LS f. Energieanlagen, IB 3/126 Universitätsstr. 150 LS f. Energieanlagen, IB 3/126 44780 Bochum Germany

Author Information

  1. ECOFYS GERMANY, Am Wassermann 35, 50829 Köln, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUN 2013
  2. Published Print: 28 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527332397

Online ISBN: 9783527673872

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • energy;
  • scenario;
  • global;
  • sustainable;
  • efficiency

Summary

For several reasons, the world needs an adapted energy system to accommodate its growing population: Climate change, depletion of natural resources, and a growing dependence on only a few energy suppliers are a threat to our current system. Renewable energy sources are therefore necessary for a sustainable balance. With emphasis on detailed developments and practical application, The Energy Report, published by Ecofys and the WWF in 2011, illustrates how almost 100% of all energy carriers, all regions, and all sectors of the global energy system can be renewable by 2050.