Posts Tagged ‘2050’

Spain plans switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2050

Ambitious scheme also aims to fully decarbonise country’s economy shortly after Spain has launched an ambitious plan to switch its electricity system entirely to renewable sources by 2050 and completely decarbonise its economy soon after. By mid-century greenhouse gas emissions would be slashed by 90% from 1990 levels under Spain’s draft climate change and energy […]

Summers could be entirely powered by clean energy by 2050

Demand for the rest of the year and lower solar output will still keep energy firms in business British summers could be entirely powered without fossil fuels by the middle of the century without breaking the economics of the energy market, according to a report. But while wind, solar and nuclear power would provide nearly […]

What steps can the UK take to reach net zero emissions by 2050?

The government has pledged to review its long-term climate targets. Renewable energy, housing and and transport are just some areas where new policies could cut emissions fast More wind farms, solar power and electric cars: these are likely to be the future of the UK, under government plans announced this week to seek a zero-carbon […]

Can the world convert to total renewable energy by 2050?

In 2009, Stanford University engineering professor Mark Jacobson outlined a plan for the world to get all its energy – including transport and heating fuel and electricity – from wind, water and solar resources by 2050. Considered radical at the time, the model has been fleshed out to provide details for 139 countries and is […]

Australia could source 100% of power from renewables by 2050, report finds

WWF/ANU report says all Australia’s energy needs could come from renewables by 2050, without massive costs or depressing economic growth Australia is well placed to reduce emissions at low cost because the costs of carbon-free technologies such as wind and solar have fallen significantly in recent years. A WWF report produced in collaboration with the […]

My 2050 world: how would you cut carbon while meeting energy demand?

We asked four Guardian journalists to put themselves in the place of politicians. What would they do differently? How would you fare? Work out your 2050 world here The UK government has created a digital game, My2050, which allows anyone to try their hand at meeting tough carbon reduction targets while finding enough energy to […]