18.03.2016

Renewable energies will take the global lead until 2040

Launch of the international Future study Delphi Energy Future 2040

Berlin, 18. March 2016 – Up until 2040 the energy world will undergo a complete change: Renewable energies could play a dominant role in the global energy mix and a world wide climate regime with set CO2 targets could be established. Delphi Energy Future 2040 shows that the global transition to renewable energies does not only grant their affordability but also encourages their economical appeal. For this future outlook study, 350 experts from 40 countries were questioned about their estimation concerning the development of the global energy systems until 2040.

Key findings will be presented in the course of the “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue” in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. International experts such as Klaus Töpfer, Environment Minister retd., Clemens Triebel, CVO of Younicos, Carsten Rolle, Secretary General of the World Energy Council and Wang Yi, Vice Director of the Chinese Academy of Science.

The restructuring of the energy systems opens up new perspectives for business models of companies and the every day life of people: We could soon live in high efficiency “sustainable cities” covering our electricity needs by self-generation, storage and intelligent micro-grids. A surplus of electricity could enter the transport- and heating sector at free admission. Energy production, grids and trade would be aligned cross-border. Experts believe that a coherent energy policy will prevail by 2040. Also the challenge of future energy systems and how we can prepare for it will be topic of the expert’s discussion.

„Delphi Energy Future“ is a joint project of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). 

Detailed findings of the discussion as well as pictures will be available on www.delphi-energy-future.com from the 21 of March onwards.