Monthly Archives: January 2013

Eric Martinot: Ten Questions on Renewables Futures

1. In writing the REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report, you’ve talked with all these people about the future of renewables. What lessons or insights do you come away with in terms of how we are thinking about that future?

I would say, the more we really know, the more possible it all seems. Those who know about the reality of the current situation and state of technology know it can be done. But many of us are thinking 5 years, 10 years, even 20 years ago. Even people who are just a few years out of… Read the rest

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REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report released!

The REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report (GFR) is a pioneering publication that provides access to the range of credible possibilities on the future of renewable energy. The report is based on interviews with over 170 leading experts around the world and the projections of 50 recently published scenarios. The report can serve as a tool for dialogue and discussion on future options, and compliments well the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report.

Released in January 2013, the report was authored by Eric Martinot and was the product of a unique collaboration between REN21 and the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP) during 2011-2012. See also the REN21 Policy Network for the 21st Century — Global Futures Report page.

Reader feedback and comments on the report are welcomed, including ideas for how the report can be used to facilitate dialogue and new thinking about the future.  This includes your own stories of how the report is actually being used. Use the Comments page or email contact at martinot dot info

Eric Martinot is engaged in an extensive series of public speaking events across several countries during 2013.  Follow him on Twitter and Google Plus.

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