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May 31, 2017

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A Fully Green-Powered World? Steady on!
By Richard Heap

Is it possible to have an energy system based entirely on renewable sources? That was one of the questions that speakers grappled with during a session at the Financial Times Energy Transition Strategies conference in London, part of FT Clean Energy Week, on Wednesday last week.

And the answer was a resounding: ‘Well, hold on a minute.’

Renewables including hydro make up less than 5% of the global energy mix, according to the International Energy Agency. The figure is higher is you look solely at the electricity system but, even there, renewables only make up one quarter of the mix globally. Even if you agree that a 100% renewables world is possible, focusing on interim goals makes most sense.

That is not to say we should be unambitious. Lord Adair Turner, chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and a group called the Energy Transitions Committee, said he was optimistic…

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