The Energy Report: a comprehensive study developed by the WWF, AMO and Ecofys claiming that the world can be 100% reliant on renewable energy by 2050, launches globally today.
The report proposes to address the urgent problems caused by looming
climate change and dwindling fossil fuel supply through its assertion
that by 2050, the world’s energy needs could be met entirely by
renewable sources. It outlines an ambitious energy saving scenario as
the first step toward an energy system in which fossil fuels are
gradually replaced by wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and
sustainable forms of bio-energy.
The aim of the report is to inspire governments and businesses to
understand the challenges associated with this shift and, at the same
time, to encourage them to move boldly to bring the renewable economy
into reality. By demonstrating the advantages of global cooperation and
the deeper integration of global energy infrastructure, The Energy
Report shows that the benefits of a transition to renewable energy far
outweigh the challenges.
AMO’s contribution to the report, led by Partner Reinier de Graaf and
Associate Laura Baird, both conceptualizes and visualizes the
geographic, political, and cultural implications of a 100 percent
renewable energy world. AMO draws a vision of a world without borders in
which all continents have equal access to sustainable energy.
Reinier de Graaf said: "The Energy Report is the first of its kind to
claim the technical possibility of a global renewable energy supply by
2050. Through the realization that future energy provision really is a
universal issue which must be addressed at a global scale, we have
developed a new perspective on the world.”
The project builds on two foundational AMO projects on large scale
renewable energy planning: Zeekracht, a plan made in 2008 for a ring of
offshore wind farms in the North Sea, and Roadmap 2050, proposing a
decarbonized European power sector by 2050, which was launched in April
The Energy Report will launch globally today. More information on the
project, as well as the full Report, is available at