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, Volume 39, Supplement 1, pp 18–21 | Cite as

Renewable Energy

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Abstract

The Energy Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has in a series of projects gathered information and knowledge on renewable energy from various sources, both within and outside the academic world. In this article, we synthesize and summarize some of the main points on renewable energy from the various Energy Committee projects and the Committee’s Energy 2050 symposium, regarding energy from water and wind, bioenergy, and solar energy. We further summarize the Energy Committee’s scenario estimates of future renewable energy contributions to the global energy system, and other presentations given at the Energy 2050 symposium. In general, international coordination and investment in energy research and development is crucial to enable future reliance on renewable energy sources with minimal fossil fuel use.

Keywords

Renewable energy Hydropower Wind power Solar power Bioenergy 

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© Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Energy Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of SciencesStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary GeologyStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Mälardalen UniversityVästeråsSweden

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