In a stark report the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that most of the world’s electricity can – and must – be produced from low-carbon sources and that the unrestricted use of fossil fuels must be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change.
The UN-backed expert panel has released it’s Synthesis Report in Copenhagen
The report says that reducing carbon emissions is crucial if global warming is to be limited to 2C – a target acknowledged as the threshold of dangerous climate change. It suggests that renewables will have to grow from their current 30% share to 80% of the power sector by 2050.
The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, described the report as the “most comprehensive, thorough and robust assessment of climate change ever produced.”
“It sends a clear message that should be heard across the world – we must act on climate change now. It’s up to the politicians – we must safeguard the world for future generations by striking a new climate deal in Paris next year,” he said.
Managing Director of EnergyMyWay, Jason Hobbins sees this as “an undeniable confirmation that carbon reduction must be taken seriously and treated with great care by government if we are to avoid dangerous climate change.”
“We hope the UK government can demonstrate our country’s commitment to avoiding dangerous climate change by continuing to support the growth of renewable energy and ensuring the acceleration of the use of low-carbon technologies.”