New Zealand Energy Sector Could Power Multi-Billion Dollar Economic Boost and Create Tens of Thousands of New Jobs
February 2013 - New Zealand’s energy sector could give the economy a multi-billion dollar boost and create tens of thousands of new jobs, according to a report released today. Almost 30,000 jobs could be created in areas such as the geothermal and bioenergy industries says the report, which is based on scientific modelling carried out by experts in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The analysis shows that the geothermal industry alone could be worth over NZ$4billion to the economy every year. And a growing bioenergy sector will see New Zealand becoming increasingly less reliant on foreign oil imports, saving the country over NZ$7billion each year by 2035. The number of people employed directly by the renewable electricity and heating industries will soar, says the report, from under 5,000 in 2010 to over 10,000 in 2030. And, as these are only the people directly employed, the actual overall employment boost to the country’s economy will be far higher, as suppliers and associated sectors also get a lift. For example, using New Zealand’s forest crops to create a bioenergy sector would not only save billions of dollars in oil imports, but could also generate 27,000 jobs.
Greenpeace launches the new version of Energy [R]evolution for India
16th November 2012, New Delhi – Greenpeace today launched the second version of the Indian Energy [R]evolution1 - a roadmap to secure India’s growing energy needs without having to depend on the depleting and polluting fossil fuels. The roadmap comes at a critical time when the country is facing massive power shortage due to the inability of fossil fuels to meet its economic aspirations. Future of India’s growth lies with massive expansion and deployment of renewable energy technologies through key policy reforms and significant investments, without putting any negative impact on its pristine forest and dependent marginalised communities. The India Energy [R]evolution report jointly drafted by Greenpeace, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) focuses on the socio-economic impacts of renewable energy and proposes the pathway to ensure India’s energy security in the long run. Earlier this year, the three organisations released the Global Energy [R]evolution (2) which highlighted the severe energy constraint the world is facing due to its over-dependence on fossil fuel.
2030 renewables target key to unlocking European Energy [R]evolution
24 October 2012, Brussels – Europe could enjoy the broad benefits of an energy system powered from renewable sources by 2050, but must set a firm 2030 renewable energy target to steer the transition, according to a new report published today. The 2012 EU Energy [R]evolution report, carried out for Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) by the German National Centre for Aerospace, Energy and Transport Research (DLR), demonstrates how Europe would gain nearly half a million extra energy sector jobs by 2020 if it prioritises a system largely made up of renewables and energy efficiency over nuclear power and fossil fuels. Other benefits include long-term savings for consumers and improved climate stability.
The EU is already considering the post-2020 climate and energy policy landscape.
Renewable energy, better car efficiency can save the Arctic from oil drilling
Berlin, June 5, 2012 - A major expansion of renewable energy and more energy efficient vehicles can end the world’s dependence on fossil fuels and save the fragile Arctic from the destruction of oil exploration, according to a new comprehensive energy roadmap launched today by Greenpeace, the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
The report, “Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook”, includes a detailed, practical roadmap for reducing oil demand by around 80%, especially for the transportation sector. The Energy [R]evolution demonstrates there would be no need to exploit the Arctic and other marginal sources of oil, such as the tar sands in Canada, and offshore oil in Brazil, if more renewable energy powered our vehicles and if much stronger efficiency standards for cars were adopted in Europe and elsewhere.
Greenpeace report gives choice to Korea: choose renewables - or get left behind
Seoul- 19 April 2012 South Korea’s energy supply could switch to nearly 60% renewable by 2050, phasing out nuclear power by 2030, creating jobs, reducing the cost of energy and generating massive savings in electricity supply, according to a new study done by Greenpeace International .
Greenpeace today launched The Energy[R]evolution scenario for Korea, an in-depth study and model of an energy future for South Korea, carried out by Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), with Greenpeace International and the European Renewable Energy Council. The local Korean partners were Energy Alternative Forum (EAF) and Korea Federation for Environment Movement (KFEM).
Energy [R]evolution in Hungary - Greenpeace study on renewable energy
Budapest, 16th November 2011 – Greenpeace, specialists of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) developed a blueprint how Hungary could phase-out nuclear power and reduce its dependence on fossil fuel imports while decreasing CO2 emissions and creating more green jobs. The Progressive Energy [Revolution] scenario , published today, provides a practical pathway towards a fully sustainable energy system until 2050.
Greenpeace presenta [r]evolución energética. Un futuro energético sustentable para la Argentina
Buenos Aires, 20 de septiembre de 2011.- El Ingeniero Sven Teske, director de la Campaña de Energías Renovables de Greenpeace Internacional, llega a nuestro país para presentar el proyecto [r]evolución energética. En su tercera edición, el informe renueva y actualiza la propuesta de la organización ambientalista para revertir la crisis climática a partir del desarrollo de las energías renovables y eficientes. Este miércoles 21 a las 10 hs. se realizará una conferencia de prensa en las oficinas de Greenpeace Argentina, Zabala 3873, y el jueves a las 19 hs. tendrá un encuentro abierto en el aula magna de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN), Av. Medrano 951. La entrada es libre y gratuita.
Permanent nuclear shutdown in Japan possible by 2012
Tokyo, 12 September, 2011 – Japan can switch off all nuclear plants permanently by 2012 and still achieve both economic recovery and its CO2 reduction goals, according to a new Greenpeace report. Released today, the Advanced Energy [R]evolution report for Japan (1), shows how energy efficiency and rapid deployment of renewable technology can provide all the power Japan needs.
Greenpeace energy blueprint gives South-Africa hope
Johannesburg, 25 May 2011 - South Africa can create about 150 000 new direct jobs in the energy sector in less than 20 years, and at the same time save the environment from irredeemable harm. These are just some of the findings of one of the most comprehensive plans ever to resolve the country’s need for energy security and a sustainable energy future, launched today by Greenpeace Africa.
New IPCC report reveals: Renewable energy is indispensible to avoiding climate change
Abu Dhabi - 9th May 2011 - Canadians could save billions of dollars while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating thousands of jobs if the country plots a new energy strategy that turns away from the oilsands industry, says a new report to be released on Thursday.
Shunning oilsands fuel could save money and create jobs: Greenpeacereport.
OTTAWA September 8 - Canadians could save billions of dollars while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating thousands of jobs if the country plots a new energy strategy that turns away from the oilsands industry, says a new report to be released on Thursday.
Greenpeace energy blueprint shows governments how investing in green energy jobs can save the climate and end fossil fuel addiction
Berlin, 7 June 2010 – The renewable power industry could support 8.5 million jobs by 2030 (1), if governments seize the opportunity to invest in a greener future, according to one of the most comprehensive plans for future sustainable energy provision launched today by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC).
South Africa could save billions and climate by switching to renewables
Johannesburg, 12 October 2009 – Aggressive investment in renewable power generation and energy efficiency could provide three quarters of South Africa’s electricity by 2050, slashing over 200 million tons of CO2 emissions annually, the equivalent of 10 coal-fired power stations, and protecting the climate. According to a new study launched by Greenpeace in Johannesburg today, such a move could also lower the country’s electricity bill by US$ 46 billion.
Greenpeace and Renewable Energy Industry Call for Energy Revolution
11 May 2009 (Ottawa) – Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) released a new report today detailing a revolutionary green energy scenario for Canada that could cut this country’s greenhouse gas emissions dramatically by 2020.
The report, entitled Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable Canada Energy Outlook, concludes that available green energy technology, if implemented immediately, can reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the Canadian energy sector 45 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, and 82 per cent by 2050.
India can vote for an energy [r]evolution
Delhi, March 24th 2009 - As the country goes into elections, the issue of "bijli", continues to be a high priority for the aam admi. Greenpeace releases the second version of the 'Energy [R]evolution: A sustainable India Energy Outlook" and calls for political will to back solutions for India's energy that is secure, technically feasible and sustainable in a climate challenged world.
Greenpeace & Senator Sanders: How to Solve Global Warming for Half the Cost and Twice the Jobs as Dirty Energy
March 11, 2009 WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Greenpeace, the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), and Dr. Joseph Romm of the Center for American Progress today released a report commissioned from the German Aerospace Center (the German equivalent of NASA) that shows how the United States can meet the energy needs of a growing economy and achieve science-based cuts in global warming pollution – without nuclear power or coal. The report, entitled “Energy [R]evolution,” is co-authored by Greenpeace and EREC and includes a foreword by Dr. R.K. Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
EU 27 - A climate package that works - Saving 500 billion in fuel costs by 2020
Brussels, 2 December 2008 - A Greenpeace-commissioned report presented today demonstrates how Europe can significantly reduce its emissions while strengthening its economy, if EU leaders boost the ambition of the climate and energy legislative package which they are due to finalise over the coming days.
New global energy strategy tackles climate change saving USD 18 trillion in fuel costs
Berlin, 27 October 2008 – Aggressive investment in renewable power generation and energy efficiency could create an annual USD 360 billion industry, providing half of the world’s electricity, slashing over USD 18 trillion in future fuel costs while protecting the climate, according to one of the most comprehensive plans for future sustainable energy provision launched today.
Australia - Secure energy future revealed
Canberra, Monday June 16, 2008 - Greenpeace today called on the Federal Government to commit Australia to produce 40% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.
The call comes following the release of a groundbreaking report, Energy [R]evolution Scenario: Australia, which shows that Australia’s energy sector can be transformed to achieve massive cuts in CO2 emissions. The Energy [R]evolution Scenario: Australia uses modeling by Greenpeace and Dr Hugh Saddler from Canberra-based company Energy Strategies.
It shows that by 2030 Australia can be powered by renewable energy sources with solar, wind, geothermal and ocean power supplying more than half of Australia’s electricity needs. This, combined with using some gas as a transitional fuel, means that coal – the dirtiest fossil fuel – can be entirely phased out by 2030.
Greenpeace rejects the IEA’s reliance on nuclear and carbon capture technologies: Greenpeace shows how Japan can generate 60% of energy from renewables by 2050
Aomori / Tokyo 7 June 2008 – Today’s publication of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest energy forecast, timed to coincide with the start of the G8 Energy Ministers meeting, should be welcomed for its recognition that half the world’s energy could be supplied by renewable sources by 2050 said Greenpeace. However, the IEA’s vision of increasing nuclear power by a factor of four and relying on carbon capture and storage to meet greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets should be rejected as an expensive and dangerous distraction.
Cheap, low-carbon electricity for all Indonesians
Jakarta, 27 November 2007 - Indonesia can produce more than 60 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2050 making the country less dependent on imported fossil fuels and allowing for cheaper electricity, according to a new report authored by Greenpeace, the Engineering Center University of Indonesia and European Renewable Energy Council. It also calls on the Indonesian government to embrace a low-carbon alternative for the development of its energy sector ahead of the United Nations Climate change conference in Bali.
IEA projections spell global climate catastrophe; but the future is bright with an energy revolution
Delhi/Beijing/Amsterdam, 7 November 2007 - New projections of energy consumption in China and India, released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA), fail to adequately incorporate options for substantially expanding renewable energy and improving energy efficiency in either country, according to Greenpeace.
According to the IEA's figures, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for both countries combined could more than double to 14.7 billion tones by 2030, about fifty five per cent of the current global emissions.
Cost of renewable energy 10 times cheaper than “business as usual” Fossil fuelled future, says breakthrough report
Savings of US $180 billion per year predicted in first global analysis of renewables versus fossil fuels
Amsterdam/Brussels, 6th July 2007: Investing in a renewable electricity future will save 10 times the fuel costs of a “business as usual” fossil-fuelled scenario, saving $180 billion USD annually and cut CO2 emissions in half by 2030, according to a joint report by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) released today.
Launch of the world’s first comprehensive global energy strategy for tackling climate change
Brussels, 25th January 2007: Renewable energy, combined with efficiencies from the ‘smart use’ of energy, can deliver half of the world’s energy needs by 2050, according to one of the most comprehensive plans for future sustainable energy provision, launched today. The report: ‘Energy [R]evolution: A sustainable World Energy Outlook’, produced by the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and Greenpeace International, provides a practical blueprint for how to cut global CO2 emissions by almost 50% within the next 43 years, whilst providing a secure and affordable energy supply and, critically, maintaining steady worldwide economic development. Notably, the plan takes into account rapid economic growth areas such as China, India and Africa, and highlights the economic advantages of the energy revolution scenario. It concludes that renewable energies will represent the backbone of the world’s economy – not only in OECD countries, but also in developing countries such as China, India and Brazil. "Renewable Energy will deliver nearly 70% of global electricity supply and 65% of global heat supply by 2050."