Can we transition to renewables without tradeoffs?

| November 18, 2019

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Sustainable energy futures are a complex riddle. There are many ways to get there but each has its winners and losers, promises and risks. The “Big Green Deal” scenario suggests active international collaboration for implementing the Paris Agreement. Fossil fuel divestment would skyrocket and renewables providers would come to rule fast. The scenario also includes support to the Middle East for a soft transition, the achievement of all SDGs and a significant reduction in conflicts. The second, “Zero-sum anarchy” scenario paints a different picture. Driven by nationalism, it presumes the spread of renewables on a different premise: national security. However, little international pressure to reduce fossil fuel use would lead to a much slower change. The absence of the necessary economies of scale would also lead to higher renewables prices.

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