Global Futures Report

REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report (GFR)

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The dynamic nature of renewable energy markets, technologies, and cost reductions continuing, we can look to the future with a very different perspective than what we have seen in the past decade.

The purpose of this report is to show the range of credible possibilities for the future of renewable energy. It does not present just one vision of the future, but rather a full and objective range of visions, based on the collective and contemporary thinking of many.

What is our current thinking about the future of renewable energy? What is the range of credible possibilities for that future? This report is a “mosaic” of insight into these questions.

The report is intended as a tool for education and discussion, and as an objective framework for thinking about the future.

You are welcome to use the information contained in this report free-of-charge. We ask that you:
1) Include the following citation  

REN21, < year of publication > < Name of publication > Paris, REN21 Secretariat

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Supplementary Files

Videos from REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report Speaking Events:

(More details and comments on these events can be found on Dr. Martinot’s Blog)

Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy, San Francisco, Conference Keynote (33 min.)

TEDx Tokyo, Renewable Energy Is Our Future (11 min.)

University of Colorado Boulder, Lecture (75 min. including Q&A)

Web Reviews:

Conventional Wisdom About Clean Energy Is Still Way Out of Date, Greentech Media, May 9, review by Chris Nelder

Enlightening and Empowering: REN21’s Global Futures Report on Renewables, by David Hales, President, Second Nature (Education for Sustainability)

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