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READy: Renewable Energy Action on Deployment by Janet Sawin, Rolf de Vos, IEA-RETD

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Chapter Two

What Is Possible and by When?

Contents

To what extent can low-carbon energy technologies, particularly renewable energy technologies combined with energy efficiency improvements, contribute to the 2°C target? And by when? Several relevant scenarios present robust projections and provide some insight into the probability and margins of predicted future developments.

2.1 Relevant and Authoritative Scenarios

Scenarios are the result of modeling possible future developments in energy supply and demand systems. In general, they are highly dependent on assumptions and other inputs about a number of parameters, including energy prices, costs, ...

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