The Limits to Renewable Energy

What would a world with a 100 per cent renewable energy mix look like? And which are the limits to integrate renewable energy? In order to slow the pace of global warming and achieve a sustainable society it is clear that we need to increase the share of renewable energy globally. But today the integration of renewables is still progressing very slowly in many countries. The report “The Limits to Renewable Energy” explores the use of renewables today and the obstacles for further expansion.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has confirmed that the effects of a 1 degree increase in global average temperature are already being felt globally but also, that the most severe effects of global warming can be avoided if action is taken now.

Common examples of climate mitigation include reducing energy demand and shifting energy production from fossil fuels to renewable energy. But what are the limits to integrating renewable energy? And what does a world with a 100 per cent renewable energy mix look like?