Solar PV will emerge as the major energy supplier by the middle of the century, generating as much as 76% of global electricity demand which will include the transport and heat sectors, according to a new study. Researchers at LUT University in Finland have been working on a global energy system transition model which has modelled out 100% renewable electricity futures for large swathes of the planet. As the LUT researchers have continued to work on their model, they have continued to refine it’s projections, and this week the team, led by Christian Breyer, Professor of Solar Economy at LUT, published what they are describing as “the only known cost-neutral energy system transition scenario that meets the 1.5°C climate target set in the 2015 Paris climate agreement.”
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RE100, the coalition of companies committed to purchasing 100 per cent renewable power, has celebrated signing up its 300th member, touting the achievement as evidence of a “remarkable” energy transition that has swept the corporate sector in recent years. The group, which was launched in 2014 to drive corporate uptake of renewable energy, said it had reached the milestone after welcoming global healthcare company Novartis, Dutch brewer Heineken, Japanese electronics business Epson, and battery manufacturing company LG Energy Solution to its ranks.
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