Low-Carbon Energy Futures: A Review of National Scenarios


Trottier Energy Futures Project, 2013
By Torrie RD, Bryant T, Marshall D, Beer Mitchell, Anderson Blake, Kadowaki R, Whitmore J

Eight recent low-carbon energy scenarios were selected for review by the Trottier Energy Futures Project to inform its effort to identify and analyze such scenarios for Canada. The criteria for inclusion in the review were that the scenario analyses be national in scope, comprehensive (covering all energy end uses), quantitative, long-term (to the year 2050), and focussed on deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (80 per cent below current levels). The studies selected were all conducted for rich, industrialized countries, namely Australia, the United States, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

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