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DNV GL survey: 82% of global industry respondents say electricity system can be 70% renewable by 2050

Author: Michelle Froese

In ‘Beyond Integration: Three dynamics shaping renewables and the grid,’ a recent global industry research initiative, DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts, gathered views from over 1,600 energy sector participants across more than 70 countries.

The study addressed key questions on how to best move forward the integration of renewables into the global electricity grids to ensure the future of electricity. The survey points to broad global consensus that a renewables based electricity system can be achieved. Eight out of 10 respondents believe that the electricity system can be 70% renewable by 2050. Almost half of them believe this can be achieved in the next 15 years.

Questions included asking respondents to consider a scenario in which renewables account for 70% of power sector generation: How likely did they feel this was to come about? What timeframe might they assign to such a scenario? To whom would the scenario pose challenges? To whom might it offer opportunities?


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