1 energy [r]evolution A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY OUTLOOK EUROPEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY COUNCIL report nd edition mexico energy scenario
2 partners Greenpeace International, European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) date September project manager & lead author Sven Teske, Greenpeace International EREC Arthouros Zervos, Christine Lins Greenpeace International Sven Teske research & co-authors DLR, Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, Department of Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment, Stuttgart, Germany: Dr. Wolfram Krewitt ( ),Dr. Thomas Pregger, Dr. Sonja Simon, Dr. Tobias Naegler. DLR, Institute of Vehicle image THE INDIGENOUS NENETS PEOPLE MOVE EVERY OR DAYS SO THAT THEIR REINDEER DO NOT OVER GRAZE THE GROUND AND THEY DO NOT OVER FISH THE LAKES. THE YAMAL PENINSULA IS UNDER HEAVY THREAT FROM GLOBAL WARMING AS TEMPERATURES INCREASE AND RUSSIA S ANCIENT PERMAFROST MELTS.
3 will we look into the eyes of our children and confess that we had the opportunity, but lacked the courage? that we had the technology, but lacked the vision? GREENPEACE/WILL ROSE Concepts, Stuttgart, Germany: Dr. Stephan Schmid. Ecofys BV, Utrecht, The Netherlands: Wina Graus, Eliane Blomen. Greenhouse Development Rights (Chapter.) EcoEquity, Paul Baer, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. regional partners Technical review in Mexico: Fis. Judith Navarro and M. en C. Odón de Buen, Energía, Tecnología y Educación S.C.(+ 5 55) editor Crispin Aubrey printing PrimaveraQuint, the Netherlands, design & layout onehemisphere, Sweden, contact for further information about the global, regional and national scenarios please visit the energy [r]evolution website: Published by Greenpeace International and EREC. (GPI reference number JN ). Printed on % post consumer recycled chlorine-free paper.
4 foreword A global energy scenario paints a picture of our common future the picture depicts how the future could unfold. Energy scenarios send important messages on alternative futures to decision makers in political, financial, industrial sectors as well as other stakeholders in the energy market. They paint a picture which can encourage and guide decision makers involved in shaping our energy future. Based on assumptions, global scenarios provide information on the conditions necessary to harness existing renewable energy potential and allow for reasonable assessment of the factors of success. If the assumptions are limited, they are likely to impede the dynamic development of renewable energy sources. Countries may not make important decisions, or decisions will be incorrect. If the assumptions are ambitious, they could encourage countries to reap the benefits that accompany the accelerated deployment of renewable energies. They can improve energy security, alleviate energy poverty and reduce carbon emissions. foreword introduction 6 climate protection & energy policy nuclear power & climate protection contents executive summary 8 implementing the energy [r]evolution 8 the energy [r]evolution 5 ANDASOL SOLAR POWER STATION SUPPLIES UP TO, PEOPLE WITH CLIMATE-FRIENDLY ELECTRICITY AND SAVES ABOUT 9, TONNES OF CARBON DIOXIDE PER YEAR COMPARED WITH A MODERN COAL POWER PLANT.
5 It is clear that global scenarios have a critical role to play in the development of the global energy framework. To keep up with the fast paced development of renewable energy technologies, and to accurately convey current and possible future growth rates of renewable energy worldwide, global scenarios need to be kept up to date. Due to the high relevance of energy scenarios in the global energy debate, the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, will itself facilitate an open and transparent dialogue on renewable energy scenarios within the framework of its mandate. Its mandate does not include the issues of fossil or nuclear energy. IRENA aims to ensure that assumptions about renewable energy reflect the rapid development that we can currently witness in renewable energy technologies and policies. In the long term, IRENA itself will play an active role in the development of Renewable Energy scenarios - in discussion with other organizations like the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and Greenpeace. The energy [r]evolution series has become a reference publication for many over time. The third issue again displays all attributes of a good scenario: it accounts for progress in the field of technologies and policies, spells out the essential framework conditions, provides for solutions like, in this case, a global financing model - and finally, visualizes positive benefits, like the impact of an accelerated deployment of renewable energies on the job sector. Energy [r]evolution underlines once again the importance of renewable energy in the context of climate change mitigation. It demonstrates that renewable energies stand ready to make a significant contribution. Hélène Pelosse INTERIM DIRECTOR-GENERAL IRENA - INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY JUNE GREENPEACE/MARKEL REDONDO 5 scenarios for a future energy supply energy resources 9 & security of supply 68 policy recommendations 99 6 key results of the mexico energy [r]evolution scenario 58 8 energy technologies 88 glossary & appendix 5 5
6 WORLD ENERGY [R]EVOLUTION A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY OUTLOOK introduction FOR THE SAKE OF A SOUND ENVIRONMENT, POLITICAL STABILITY AND THRIVING ECONOMIES, NOW IS THE TIME TO COMMIT TO A TRULY SECURE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE. GP/HU WEI image A WORKER ENTERS A TURBINE TOWER FOR MAINTENANCE AT DABANCHENG WIND FARM. CHINA S BEST WIND RESOURCES ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATURAL BREACH IN TIANSHAN (TIAN MOUNTAIN). Energy policy has a dramatic impact across the social, political and economic spectrum. Governments and businesses must focus on the fact that energy is the lifeblood of the economy. For scientists, the crucial matter is the threat of climate change brought about by burning fossil fuels. NGO s concentrate on the environmental and social impacts, and economists on the potential of a shift in the way our energy is produced. For engineers, the task is developing new technologies to supply and consume energy in a smarter way. But at the end of the day, we are all consumers and we all must deal with the full reality of our energy system from volatile prices to oil spills. Access to sufficient energy is vital to making our economies work but at the same time, our demand for energy has become the main source of the greenhouse gas emissions that put our climate at risk. Something needs to change. While the last climate change summit in Copenhagen failed to produce an agreement, international negotiations to address the issue remain high on the political agenda. At the same time, highly volatile fossil fuel prices are creating more and more uncertainty for the global economy, creating an indirect incentive for investing in renewable energy technologies, which are now booming. Against this backdrop, the third edition of the Energy [R]evolution analysis takes a deep plunge into what s possible in terms of energy supply strategies for the future and how to develop a sustainable energy and climate policy. Access to energy is of strategic importance for every country in the world. Over the past few years oil prices have gone up and down like a rollercoaster, jumping to a record high in July 8 of $. and then falling back again to $.8 in December. Even so, over the whole of 9 the average oil price was still between $6 and $8 per barrel. At the same time, with gas prices in Europe rising in line with the price of oil, the impact on both the heating and power sectors has been huge. Security of energy supply is not only influenced by the cost of fuels, however, but by their long term physical availability. Countries without their own fossil fuel supplies have increasingly shown interest in renewable energy sources, not only because of the price stability this brings but because they are indigenous and locally produced. Renewable energy technologies produce little or no greenhouse gases and rely on virtually inexhaustible natural elements for their fuel. Some of these technologies are already competitive. The wind power industry, for example, has continued its explosive growth in the face of a global recession and a financial crisis and is a testament to the inherent attractiveness of renewable technology. In 9 the total level of annual investment in clean energy was $5 billion, only a 6.5% drop from the record previous year, while the global wind power market grew by an annual.5%. In the US 6
7 image NORTH HOYLE WIND FARM, UK S FIRST WIND FARM IN THE IRISH SEA WHICH WILL SUPPLY 5, HOMES WITH POWER. ANTHONY UPTON alone, the wind industry grew by nearly %. The renewable energy industry now employs around two million people worldwide and has become a major feature of national industrial development plans. In the US, wind already employs more people than coal. Meanwhile, the economics of renewables are expected to further improve as they develop technically, and as the price of fossil fuels continues to rise and as their saving of carbon dioxide emissions is given a monetary value. These cost comparisons, already favorable to renewables, don t even account for the massive externalized costs of fossil fuels such as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Despite the small drop in fossil fuel emissions in the industrialized world as a result of the economic crisis, globally the level of energy related carbon dioxide continues to grow. This means that a recovered economy will result in increasing CO emissions once again, further contributing to the greenhouse gases which threaten our planet. A shift in energy policy is needed so that a growing economy and reduced CO emissions can go hand in hand. The Energy [R]evolution analysis shows how this is possible. Although the Copenhagen climate change conference at the end of 9 was a huge disappointment, it should not lead to a feeling that nothing can happen. A change in energy policy has to be connected to a change of climate policy. The United Nations (UNFCCC) climate talks therefore still remain central to the survival of our planet and a global regime for CO reduction. Placing a price on carbon, as well as a long term agreement on CO reduction, are both of vital importance for the uptake of renewables and energy efficiency. The achievement of a new fair, ambitious and legally binding (FAB) deal relies fundamentally on legally binding emissions reduction obligations, on common guidelines for accounting rules, on a compliance regime and on agreed carbon trading mechanisms. The advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario has changed five parameters compared to the basic version. These mean that the economic lifetime of coal power stations has been reduced from to years, the growth rate of renewables has taken the advanced projections of the renewable industry into account, the use of electric drives in the transport sector will take off ten years earlier, the expansion of smart grids will happen quicker, and last but not least, the expansion of fossil fuel based energy will stop after 5. A drastic reduction in CO levels and a share of over 8% renewables in the world energy supply are both possible goals by 5. Of course this will be a technical challenge, but the main obstacle is political. We need to kick start the Energy [R]evolution with long lasting reliable policy decisions within the next few years. It took more than a decade to make politicians aware of the climate crisis; we do not have another decade to agree on the changes needed in the energy sector. Greenpeace and the renewables industry present the Energy [R]evolution scenario as a practical but ambitious blueprint. For the sake of a sound environment, political stability and thriving economies, now is the time to commit to a truly secure and sustainable energy future a future built on energy efficiency and renewable energy, economic development and the creation of millions of new jobs for the next generation. Christine Lins SECRETARY GENERAL EUROPEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY COUNCIL (EREC) SEPTEMBER Sven Teske CLIMATE & ENERGY UNIT GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL energy [r]evolution This is the third edition of the global Energy [R]evolution scenario since the first one was published in January, each analysis deeper than the last. In the second edition we introduced specific research for the transport sector and an investigation of the pathway to future investment in renewable energies. Since then we have published country-specific scenarios for over countries and regions, added a study of the employment implications of the scenarios and a detailed examination of how the grid network needs to be improved and adapted. Gustavo Ampugnani CLIMATE CAMPAIGN GREENPEACE MEXICO This new edition has broken fresh ground again. The Energy [R]evolution not only includes the financial analysis and employment calculations in parallel with the basic projections, we have also added a second, more ambitious Energy [R]evolution scenario. This was considered vital because rapid improvements in climate science made it clear during 9 that a global 5% reduction in energy related CO emissions by 5 might not be enough to keep the global mean temperature rise below + C. An even greater reduction may be needed if runaway climate change is to be avoided.
8 WORLD ENERGY [R]EVOLUTION A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY OUTLOOK executive summary AT THE CORE OF THE ENERGY [R]EVOLUTION WILL BE A CHANGE IN THE WAY THAT ENERGY IS PRODUCED, DISTRIBUTED AND CONSUMED. GREENPEACE/MARKEL REDONDO image THE PS CONCENTRATING SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT IN SEVILLA, SPAIN. THE MEGAWATT SOLAR POWER TOWER PRODUCES ELECTRICITY WITH 6 LARGE MOVABLE MIRRORS CALLED HELIOSTATS. THE SOLAR RADIATION, MIRROR DESIGN PLANT IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GWH OF ELECTRICITY WHICH IS ENOUGH TO SUPPLY POWER TO A POPULATION OF,. The threat of climate change, caused by rising global temperatures, is the most significant environmental challenge facing the world at the beginning of the st century. It has major implications for the world s social and economic stability, its natural resources and in particular, the way we produce our energy. The Copenhagen Accord, a political declaration agreed by many key countries at the climate change summit in December 9, has the stated aim of keeping the increase in global temperatures to below C, and then considering a.5 C limit by 5. However, the national emissions reduction pledges submitted by various countries to the United Nations coordinating body, the UNFCCC, in the first half of are likely to lead to a world with global emissions of between.9 and 5.6 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalents per year by. This is about % higher than today s levels. In the worst case, the Copenhagen Accord pledges could even permit emission allowances to exceed a business as usual projection. In order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, the global temperature increase must be kept as far below C as possible. This is still possible, but time is running out. To stay within this limit, global greenhouse gas emissions will need to peak by 5 and decline rapidly after that, reaching as close to zero as possible by the middle of the st century. 8 a safe level of warming? Keeping the global temperature increase to C is often referred to as a safe level of warming, but this does not reflect the reality of the latest science. This shows that a warming of C above pre-industrial levels would pose unacceptable risks to many of the world s key natural and human systems. Even with a.5 C warming, increases in drought, heat waves and floods, along with other adverse impacts such as increased water stress for up to. billion people, wildfire frequency and flood risks, are projected in many regions. Neither does staying below C rule out large scale disasters such as melting ice sheets. Partial de-glaciation of the Greenland ice sheet, and possibly the West Antarctic ice sheet, could even occur from additional warming within a range of.8.8 C above current levels. If rising temperatures are to be kept within acceptable limits then we need to significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. This makes both environmental and economic sense. The main greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO) produced by using fossil fuels for energy and transport. references COPENHAGEN ACCORD PLEDGES ARE PALTRY-JOERI ROGELJ, MALTE MEINSHAUSEN, APRIL. W. L. HARE. A SAFE LANDING FOR THE CLIMATE. STATE OF THE WORLD. WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE. 9.
9 image WELDER WORKING AT VESTAS WIND TURBINE FACTORY, CAMPBELLTOWN, SCOTLAND. KATE DAVISON/GP climate change and security of supply Spurred by recent rapidly fluctuating oil prices, the issue of security of supply both in terms of access to supplies and financial stability is now at the top of the energy policy agenda. One reason for these price fluctuations is the fact that supplies of all proven resources of fossil fuels oil, gas and coal are becoming scarcer and more expensive to produce. So-called non-conventional resources such as shale oil have even in some cases become economic, with devastating consequences for the local environment. What is certain is that the days of cheap oil are coming to an end. Uranium, the fuel for nuclear power, is also a finite resource. By contrast, the reserves of renewable energy that are technically accessible globally are large enough to provide about six times more power than the world currently consumes forever. Renewable energy technologies vary widely in their technical and economic maturity, but there are a range of sources which offer increasingly attractive options. These include wind, biomass, photovoltaics, solar thermal, geothermal, ocean and hydroelectric power. Their common feature is that they produce little or no greenhouse gases, and rely on virtually inexhaustible natural elements for their fuel. Some of these technologies are already competitive. The wind power industry, for example, continued its explosive growth in the face of a global recession and a financial crisis in 8 and 9 and is a testament to the inherent attractiveness of renewable technology. Last year (9) Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported the total level of annual investment in clean energy as $5 billion, only a 6.5% drop from the record previous year. The global wind industry defied the economic downturn and saw its annual market grow by.5% over 8, and total global wind power capacity increase by.% to 58 GW at the end of 9. More grid-connected solar PV capacity was added worldwide than in the boom year of 8. And the economics of renewables will further improve as they develop technically, as the price of fossil fuels continues to rise and as their saving of carbon dioxide emissions is given a monetary value. At the same time there is enormous potential for reducing our consumption of energy, and still continuing to provide the same level of energy services. This study details a series of energy efficiency measures which together can substantially reduce demand across industry, homes, business and services. In contrast to the explosive growth and promise of renewables and efficiency, nuclear energy is a relatively minor industry with major problems. The average age of operating commercial nuclear reactors is years, so more power stations are being shut down than started. In 8, world nuclear production fell by % compared to 6, and the number of operating reactors as of January was 6, eight less than at the historical peak of. Although nuclear power produces little carbon dioxide, there are multiple threats to people and the environment from its operations. These include the risks and environmental damage from uranium mining, processing and transport, the risk of nuclear weapons proliferation, the unsolved problem of nuclear waste and the potential hazard of a serious accident. As a result, nuclear power is discounted in this analysis. the energy [r]evolution The threat of climate change demands nothing short of an Energy Revolution a transformation that has already started, as renewable energy markets exhibit huge and steady growth. In the first global edition of the Energy [R]evolution, published in January, we projected a global installed renewable capacity of 56 GW by. At the end of 9, 58 GW has been installed. More needs to be done, however. At the core of this revolution will be a change in the way that energy is produced, distributed and consumed. The five key principles behind this shift will be to: the five key principles behind this shift will be to: Implement renewable solutions, especially through decentralized energy systems Respect the natural limits of the environment Phase out dirty, unsustainable energy sources Create greater equity in the use of resources Decouple economic growth from the consumption of fossil fuels Decentralized energy systems, where power and heat are produced close to the point of final use, will avoid the current waste of energy during conversion and distribution. Investments in climate infrastructure such as smart interactive grids, as well as super grids to transport large quantities of offshore wind and concentrating solar power, are essential. Building up clusters of renewable micro grids, especially for people living in remote areas, will be a central tool in providing sustainable electricity to the almost two billion people around the world for whom access to electricity is presently denied. greenhouse development rights Although the Energy Revolution envisages a clear technological pathway, it is only likely to be turned into reality if its corresponding investment costs are shared fairly under some kind of global climate regime. To demonstrate one such possibility, we have utilized the Greenhouse Development Rights framework, designed by EcoEquity and the Stockholm Environment Institute, as a way of evening up the inherently unequal abilities of countries to respond to the climate crisis in their energy polices. The Greenhouse Development Rights (GDR) framework calculates national shares of global greenhouse gas obligations based on a combination of responsibility (contribution to climate change) and capacity (ability to pay). Crucially, GDRs take inequality within countries into account and calculate national obligations on the basis of the estimated capacity and responsibility of individuals. references JOEL B. SMITH, STEPHEN H. SCHNEIDER, MICHAEL OPPENHEIMER, GARY W. YOHE, WILLIAM HARE, MICHAEL D. MASTRANDREA, ANAND PATWARDHAN, IAN BURTON, JAN CORFEE-MORLOT, CHRIS H. D. MAGADZA, HANS-MARTIN FÜSSEL, A. BARRIE PITTOCK, ATIQ RAHMAN, AVELINO SUAREZ, AND JEAN-PASCAL VAN YPERSELE: ASSESSING DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH AN UPDATE OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC) REASONS FOR CONCERN. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. PUBLISHED ONLINE BEFORE PRINT FEBRUARY 6, 9, DOI:./PNAS THE ARTICLE IS FREELY AVAILABLE AT: FULL.PDF A COPY OF THE GRAPH CAN BE FOUND ON APPENDIX. GLOBAL WIND 9 REPORT, GWEC, MARCH, S. SAWYER, A. ZERVOS. 9
10 WORLD ENERGY [R]EVOLUTION A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY OUTLOOK The long term scenario has been developed further towards a complete phasing out of fossil fuels in the second half of this century. Individuals with incomes below a development threshold specified in the default case as $,5 per capita annual income, PPP adjusted are exempted from climate-related obligations. Individuals with incomes above that level are expected to contribute to the costs of global climate policy in proportion to their capacity (amount of income over the threshold) and responsibility (cumulative CO emissions). The result, of these calculations is that rich countries like the United States, which is also responsible for a large proportion of global greenhouse gas emissions, will contribute much more towards the costs of implementing global climate policies (such as increasing the proportion of renewables) than a country like India. Based on a Responsibility and Capacity Indicator, the US, accounting for 6.8% of the world s responsibility for climate change, will in turn be responsible for funding 6.% of the required global emissions reductions. The GDR framework therefore represents a good mechanism for helping developing countries to leapfrog over fossil fuel dependence and into a sustainable energy supply, with the help of industrialized countries--while maintaining economic growth and the need to satisfy their growing energy needs. Greenpeace has taken this concept on board as a means of achieving equity within the climate debate and as a practical solution to kick-starting the renewable energy market in developing countries. methodology and assumptions Three scenarios up to the year 5 are outlined in this report: a Reference scenario, an Energy [R]evolution scenario with a target to reduce energy related CO emissions by 5%, from their 99 levels, and an advanced Energy [R]evolution version which envisages a fall of 8% in CO by 5. The Reference Scenario is based on the reference scenario in the International Energy Agency s 9 World Energy Outlook (WEO 9) analysis, extrapolated forward from. Compared to the previous () IEA projections, WEO 9 assumes a slightly lower average annual growth rate of world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of.%, instead of.6%, over the period -. At the same time, it expects final energy consumption in to be 6% lower than in the report. China and India are expected to grow faster than other regions, followed by the Other Developing Asia group of countries, Africa and the Transition Economies (mainly the former Soviet Union). The OECD share of global purchasing power parity (PPP) adjusted GDP will decrease from 55% in to 9% by 5. The Energy [R]evolution Scenario has a key target for the reduction of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions down to a level of around Gigatons per year by 5. A second objective is the global phasing out of nuclear energy. To achieve these goals the scenario is characterized by significant efforts to fully exploit the large potential for energy efficiency. At the same time, all costeffective renewable energy sources are used for heat and electricity generation, as well as the production of bio fuels. The general framework parameters for population and GDP growth remain unchanged from the Reference scenario. The Advanced Energy [R]evolution Scenario takes a much more radical approach to the climate crisis facing the world. In order to pull the emergency brake on global emissions it therefore assumes much shorter technical lifetimes for coal-fired power plants - years instead of years. This reduces global CO emissions even faster and takes the latest evidence of greater climate sensitivity into account. To fill the resulting gap, the annual growth rates of renewable energy sources, especially solar photovoltaic, wind and concentrating solar power plants, have therefore been increased. Apart from that, the advanced scenario takes on board all the general framework parameters of population and economic growth from the basic version, as well as most of the energy efficiency roadmap. Within the heating sector there is a faster expansion of CHP in the industry sector, more electricity for process heat and a faster growth of solar and geothermal heating systems. Combined with a larger share of electric drives in the transport sector, this results in a higher overall demand for power. Even so, the overall global electricity demand in the advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario is still lower than in the Reference scenario. In the advanced scenario the latest market development projections of the renewable industry 5 have been calculated for all sectors (see chapter 5, Table 5.: Annual growth rates of renewable energy technologies). The speedier uptake of electric vehicles, combined with the faster implementation of smart grids and expanding super grids (about ten years ahead of the basic version) allows a higher share of fluctuating renewable power generation (photovoltaic and wind). The threshold of a % proportion of renewables in global primary energy supply is therefore passed just after (also ten years ahead). By contrast, the quantity of biomass and large hydro power remain the same in both Energy [R]evolution scenarios, for sustainability reasons. towards a renewable future for mexico Today, renewable energy sources account for 8.% of Mexico s primary energy demand. Biomass, which is mostly used in the heat sector, is the main source. The share of renewable energies for electricity generation is.6%, while their contribution to heat supply is around 8.8% (to a large extent accounted for by traditional uses such as collected firewood). More than 8% of the primary energy supply today still comes from fossil fuels. Both Energy [R]evolution Scenarios describe development pathways which turn the present situation into a sustainable energy supply, with the advanced version achieving the urgently needed CO reduction target more than a decade earlier than the basic scenario. The following summary shows the results of the advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario, which will be achieved through the following measures: Exploitation of existing large energy efficiency potentials will ensure that final energy demand increases significantly slower than in the reference scenario - from the current,9 /a () to 6, /a in 5, compared to,5 /a in the Reference scenario. This dramatic reduction is a crucial prerequisite for achieving a significant share of renewable energy sources in the overall energy supply system, compensating for the phasing out of nuclear energy and reducing the consumption of fossil fuels. references 5 SEE EREC, RE-THINKING 5, GWEC, EPIA ET AL.
11 image THOUSANDS OF FISH DIE AT THE DRY RIVER BED OF MANAQUIRI LAKE, 5 KILOMETERS FROM AMAZONAS STATE CAPITOL MANAUS, BRAZIL. GP/ALBERTO CESAR ARAUJO More electric drives are used in the transport sector and hydrogen produced by electrolysis from excess renewable electricity plays a much bigger role in the advanced than in the basic scenario. After, the final energy share of electric vehicles on the road increases to % and by 5 to over %. More public transport systems also use electricity, as well as there being a greater shift in transporting freight from road to rail. The increased use of combined heat and power generation (CHP) also improves the supply system s energy conversion efficiency, increasingly using natural gas and biomass. In the long term, the decreasing demand for heat and the large potential for producing heat directly from renewable energy sources limits the further expansion of CHP. The electricity sector will be the pioneer of renewable energy utilization. By 5, around 95% of electricity will be produced from renewable sources. A capacity of GW will produce, TWh/a renewable electricity in 5. A significant share of the fluctuating power generation from wind and solar photovoltaic will be used to supply electricity to vehicle batteries and produce hydrogen as a secondary fuel in transport and industry. By using load management strategies, excess electricity generation will be reduced and more balancing power made available. In the heat supply sector, the contribution of renewables will increase to 88.% by 5. Fossil fuels will be increasingly replaced by more efficient modern technologies, in particular solar collectors, geothermal and biomass. Geothermal heat pumps and, in the world s sunbelt regions, concentrating solar power, will play a growing part in industrial heat production. As biomass is mainly committed to stationary applications, the production of bio fuels is limited by the availability of sustainable raw materials. Electric vehicles, powered by renewable energy sources, will play an increasingly important role from onwards. By 5, 8.% of primary energy demand will be covered by renewable energy sources. To achieve an economically attractive growth of renewable energy sources, a balanced and timely mobilisation of all technologies is of great importance. Such mobilisation depends on technical potentials, actual costs, cost reduction potentials and technical maturity. Climate infrastructure such as district heating systems, smart- and supergrid s for renewable power generation as well as more R&D in storage technologies for electricity are from great importance to turn this scenario into reality. The successful implementation of smart grids is vital for the advanced Energy [R]evolution from onwards. It is also important to highlight that in the advanced Energy Revolution scenario the majority of remaining coal power plants which will be replaced years before the end of their technical lifetime are in China and India. This means that in practice all coal power plants built between 5 and will be replaced by renewable energy sources from onwards. To support the building of capacity in developing countries significant new public financing, especially from industrialized countries, will be needed. It is vital that specific funding mechanisms such as the Greenhouse Development Rights (GDR) and Feed-in tariff schemes (see chapter ) are developed under the international climate negotiations that can assist the transfer of financial support to climate change mitigation, including technology transfer. future costs Renewable energy will initially cost more to implement than existing fuels. Under the Reference scenario, on the other hand, unchecked growth in demand, an increase in fossil fuel prices and the cost of CO emissions result in total electricity supply costs rising from today s $ billion per year to more than $6 billion in 5. The Energy [R]evolution scenario not only complies with Mexico s CO reduction targets but also helps to stabilise energy costs and relieve the economic pressure on society. Increasing energy efficiency and shifting energy supply to renewables leads to long term costs for electricity supply that are one third lower than in the Reference scenario. Due to the increased demand for electricity, especially in the transport and industry sectors, the overall supply costs in the advanced version are $ billion higher in and $ billion higher in 5 than in the basic Energy [R]evolution scenario. future investment It would require $ 8. trillion in global investment for the advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario to become reality - approximately 6% higher than in the Reference scenario ($.8 trillion). Under the Reference version, the levels of investment in renewable energy and fossil fuels are almost equal about $ 5 trillion each up to. Under the advanced scenario, however, the world shifts about 8% of investment towards renewables; by the fossil fuel share of power sector investment would be focused mainly on combined heat and power and efficient gas-fired power plants. The average annual investment in the power sector under the advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario between and would be approximately $ 9 billion. investment in new power plants The overall level of investment required in new power plants up to 5 will be in the region of $. to trillion. A major driving force for investment in new generation capacity both due to raising demand an the ageing fleet of power plants. Utilities must choose which technologies to opt for within the next five to ten years based on national energy policies, in particular market liberalization, renewable energy and CO reduction targets. It would require $.8 trillion investment for the Energy [R]evolution Scenario to become reality approximately $ 56 billion higher than in the Reference Scenario ($. trillion). This relative large difference entire pays off via fuel cost savings. The advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario would need $ trillion, approximately.5% over the basic version. While over 5 percent of investment under the reference scenario will go into fossil fuels and nuclear power plants, at about $. trillion, the Energy [R]evolution Scenarios, however, Mexico shifts more than 8% of investment towards renewables and cogeneration, whilst the advanced version makes the shift approximately five to ten years earlier. By then, the fossil fuel share of power sector investment would be focused mainly on combined heat and power and efficient gas-fired power plants.
12 WORLD ENERGY [R]EVOLUTION A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY OUTLOOK Worldwide we would see more direct jobs created in the energy sector if we shift to either of the Energy [R]evolution scenarios than if we continue business as usual. The total fuel cost savings in the Energy [R]evolution Scenario reach a total of $. trillion, or $5 billion per year. The advanced Energy [R]evolution has even higher fuel cost savings of $. trillion, or $5 billion per year. This is because renewable energy has no fuel costs. So in both cases the additional investment for renewable power plants refinance entirely via the fuel cost savings, which add up to $58 billion ($ billion in the advanced case) from today until 5. This is enough to compensate for the entire investment in renewable and cogeneration capacity required to implement both of the Energy [R]evolution scenarios two times over. future global employment The Energy [R]evolution scenarios lead to more energy sector jobs in Mexico at every stage of the projection. There are 85, energy sector jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario and 8, in the advanced version by 5, compared to, in the Reference scenario. By job numbers reach 8, in the Energy [R]evolution scenario (66, in the advanced version), twice as much as in the Reference scenario. By job numbers in the renewable energy sector remain at around, in the Energy [R]evolution scenario, while the advanced version has a further growth up to 8,. In the Reference scenario jobs in the renewable power sector has only 6, jobs. development of CO emissions Whilst Mexico s emissions of CO will increase by -66% under the Reference scenario, under the Energy [R]evolution scenario they will decrease from 9 million tons in to 8 million tons in 5. Annual per capita emissions will drop from. to. tons. In spite of the phasing out of nuclear energy and increasing demand, CO emissions will decrease in the electricity sector. In the long run efficiency gains and the increased use of renewable electricity in the transport sector will even reduce CO emissions. With a share of 5% of total CO, the transport sector will be the largest source of emissions in 5. The advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario reduces energy related CO emissions over a period ten to 5 years faster than the basic scenario, leading to. tons per capita by and.5 tons by 5. By 5, Mexico s CO emissions are % below 99 levels. policy changes To make the Energy [R]evolution real and to avoid dangerous climate change, Greenpeace and EREC demand that the following policies and actions are implemented in the energy sector:. Phase out all subsidies for fossil fuels and nuclear energy.. Internalize the external (social and environmental) costs of energy production through emissions trading and regulation.. Mandate strict efficiency standards for all energy consuming appliances, buildings and vehicles.. Establish legally binding targets for renewable energy and combined heat and power generation. 5. Reform the electricity markets by guaranteeing priority access to the grid for renewable power generators. 6. Provide defined and stable returns for investors, with programs like feed-in tariffs.. Implement better labelling and disclosure mechanisms to provide more environmental product information. 8. Increase research and development budgets for renewable energy and energy efficiency. figure.: development of primary energy consumption under the three scenarios ( EFFICIENCY = REDUCTION COMPARED TO THE ERENCE SCENARIO) 8, 6,,,, 8, 6,,, /a adv adv adv adv adv adv EFFICIENCY OCEAN ENERGY GEOTHERMAL SOLAR BIOMASS WIND HYDRO NATURAL GAS OIL COAL NUCLEAR 5 5
13 image CONSTRUCTION OF THE OFFSHORE WINDFARM AT MIDDELGRUNDEN NEAR COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. PAUL LANGROCK/ZENIT/GP table.: energy [r]evolution: summary for policy makers emissions transport consumer final energy heating power mechanisms targets targets POLICY Climate Peak global temperature rise well below C Reduce ghg emissions by % by (as compared to 99) in developed countries Reduce ghg emissions by 5 to % of projected growth by in developing countries Achieve zero deforestation globally by Agree a legally binding global climate deal as soon as possible Energy USA: binding target of at least % renewable energy in primary energy consumption by G8: min % renewable energy by No new construction permits for new coal power plants in Annex countries by Priority access to the grid for renewables Establish efficiency targets and strict standards for electric applications Strict efficiency target for vehicles: 8g CO/km by Build regulations with mandatory renewable energy shares (e.g. solar collectors) Co-generation law for industry and district heating support program Finance Phase-out subsidies for fossil and nuclear fuels Put in place a Climate Fund under the auspices of the UNFCCC Provide at least billion USD/year to the Climate Fund by Ensure priority access to the fund for vulnerable countries and communities Establish feed-in law for renewable power generation in Annex countries Establish feed-in law with funding from Annex countries for dev. countries ENERGY [R]EVOLUTION RESULTS Renewables & Supply Global Renewable Power Generation Shares (max = adv. ER - Min = ER): % / 5% / 5% / over 9% Implementation of Smart Grids (Policy/Planning/Construction) Smart Grids interconnection to Super Grids (Policy/Planning/Construction) Renewables cost competitive (max = worst case - min = best case) Phase out of coal power plants in OECD countries Phase out of nuclear power plants in OECD countries Global Renewable Heat supply shares Shares (max = adv. ER - Min = ER): % / 5% / 5% / over 9% Implementation of district heating (Policy/Planning/Construction) Renewables cost competive (max = worst case - min = best case) Global Renewable Final Energy shares Shares (max = adv. ER - Min = ER): % / 5% / 5% / over 9% Consumer and business (Other Sectors) Industry Transport Total Final Energy Efficiency & Demand Global Statonary Energy Use Efficiency standards reduce OECD household demand to 55 /a per person Power demand for IT equipment stablized and start to decrease National energy intensity drops to MJ/$GDP (Japan s level today) Global Transport Development Shift fright from road to rail and where possible from aviation to ships Shift towards more public transport Efficient cars become mainstream WHO UNFCCC UNFCCC UNFCCC UNFCCC UNFCCC USA G8 G8 G8 National Governments National Governments National Governments National Governments G UNFCCC UNFCCC UNFCCC National Governments G8 + G Utilities & RE Industry National Governments Gov & Grid Operator RE - Industry Utilities Utilities RE Industry National Governments RE Industry Cusumer Product Dev. IT Industry Industry + Gov. Gov. + Logistic Industry Regional Governments Car-Industry Energy Related CO Emissions Global CO reductions (min = adv. ER - Max = ER): Emission peak / -% / -5% / -8% Annex CO reductions (min = adv. ER - Max = ER): Emission peak / -% / -5% / -8% Non Annex CO reductions (min = adv. ER - Max = ER): Emission peak / -% / -5% / -8%
14 climate protection and energy policy GLOBAL THE KYOTO PROTOCOL INTERNATIONAL ENERGY POLICY RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGETS DEMANDS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR image THE LOCAL ALASKAN TELEVISION STATION BROADCASTS A WARNING FOR HIGH TIDES AND EROSION ALONG THE SEASIDE DURING A 6 OCTOBER STORM WHICH IMPACTS ON THE VILLAGE OF SHISHMA. GP/ROBERT KNOTH never before has humanity been forced to grapple with such an immense environmental crisis. GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CAMPAIGN
15 The greenhouse effect is the process by which the atmosphere traps some of the sun s energy, warming the earth and moderating our climate. A human-driven increase in greenhouse gases has enhanced this effect artificially, raising global temperatures and disrupting our climate. These greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, produced by burning fossil fuels and through deforestation, methane, released from agriculture, animals and landfill sites, and nitrous oxide, resulting from agricultural production, plus a variety of industrial chemicals. Every day we damage our climate by using fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas) for energy and transport. As a result, climate change is already impacting on our lives, and is expected to destroy the livelihoods of many people in the developing world, as well as ecosystems and species, in the coming decades. We therefore need to significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. This makes both environmental and economic sense. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations forum for established scientific opinionon climate change, the world s temperature could potentially increase over the next hundred years by up to 6. Celsius. This is much faster than anything experienced so far in human history. The goal of climate policy should be to avoid dangerous climate change, which is being translated in limiting global mean temperature rise, as compared to pre-industrial levels, well below C above, or even below.5 C. Above these tresholds, we will reach dangerous tipping points and damage to ecosystems and disruption to the climate system increases dramatically. We have very little time within which we can change our energy system to meet these targets. This means that global emissions will have to peak and start to decline by 5. Climate change is already harming people and ecosystems. Its reality can be seen in disintegrating polar ice, thawing permafrost, dying coral reefs, rising sea levels and fatal heat waves. It is not only scientists that are witnessing these changes. From the Inuit in the far north to islanders near the Equator, people are already struggling with the impacts of climate change. An average global warming of.5 C threatens millions of people with an increased risk of hunger, malaria, flooding and water shortages. Never before has humanity been forced to grapple with such an immense environmental crisis. If we do not take urgent and immediate action to stop global warming, the damage could become irreversible. This can only happen through a rapid reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. image WANG WAN YI, AGE 6, ADJUSTS THE SUNLIGHT POINT ON A SOLAR DEVICE USED TO BOIL HIS KETTLE. HE LIVES WITH HIS WIFE IN ONE ROOM CARVED OUT OF THE SANDSTONE, A TYPICAL DWELLING FOR LOCAL PEOPLE IN THE REGION. DROUGHT IS ONE OF THE MOST HARMFUL NATURAL HAZARDS IN NORTHWEST CHINA. CLIMATE CHANGE HAS A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON CHINA S ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMY. This is a summary of some likely effects if we allow current trends to continue: Likely effects of small to moderate warming Sea level rise due to melting glaciers and the thermal expansion of the oceans as global temperature increases. Massive releases of greenhouse gases from melting permafrost and dying forests. A greater risk of more extreme weather events such as heatwaves, droughts and floods. Already, the global incidence of drought has doubled over the past years. Severe regional impacts. In Europe, river flooding will increase, as well as coastal flooding, erosion and wetland loss. Flooding will also severely affect low-lying areas in developing countries such as Bangladesh and South China. Natural systems, including glaciers, coral reefs, mangroves, alpine ecosystems, boreal forests, tropical forests, prairie wetlands and native grasslands will be severely threatened. Increased risk of species extinction and biodiversity loss. The greatest impacts will be on poorer countries in sub-saharan Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Andean South America as well as small islands least able to protect themselves from increasing droughts, rising sea levels, the spread of disease and decline in agricultural production. longer term catastrophic effects Warming from emissions may trigger the irreversible meltdown of the Greenland ice sheet, adding up to seven metres of sea level rise over several centuries. New evidence shows that the rate of ice discharge from parts of the Antarctic mean it is also at risk of meltdown. Slowing, shifting or shutting down of the Atlantic Gulf Stream current will have dramatic effects in Europe, and disrupt the global ocean circulation system. Large releases of methane from melting permafrost and from the oceans will lead to rapid increases of the gas in the atmosphere, and consequent warming. GP/JOHN NOVIS climate protection CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS climate change has moved from being a predominantly physical phenomenon to being a social one (hulme, 9). 5
16 WORLD ENERGY [R]EVOLUTION A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY OUTLOOK climate protection KYOTO PROTOCOL the kyoto protocol Recognising these threats, the signatories to the 99 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed the Kyoto Protocol in 99. The Protocol finally entered into force in early 5 and its 9 member countries meet annually to negotiate further refinement and development of the agreement. Only one major industrialised nation, the United States, has not ratified Kyoto. The Kyoto Protocol commits the signatories from developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 5.% from their 99 level by the target period of 8-. This has in turn resulted in the adoption of a series of regional and national reduction targets. In the European Union, for instance, the commitment is to an overall reduction of 8%. In order to help reach this target, the EU has also agreed a target to increase its proportion of renewable energy from 6% to % by. At present, the 9 members of the UNFCCC are negotiating a new climate change agreement that should enable all countries to continue contributing to ambitious and fair emission reductions. Unfortunately the ambition to reach such an agreement in Copenhagen failed and governments will continue negotiating in and possibly beyond to reach a new fair, ambitous and legally binding deal. Such a deal will need to ensure industrialized countries reduce their emissions on average by at least % by, as compared to 99 emissions. They will further need to provide at least $US billion a year to developing countries to enable them to adapt to climate change, to protect their forests and to achieve the energy revolution. Developing countries should reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 5 to % as compared to the projected growth of their emissions by. This new FAB deal will need to incoporate the Kyoto Protocol s architecture. This relies fundamentally on legally binding emissions reduction obligations. To achieve these targets, carbon is turned into a commodity which can be traded. The aim is to encourage the most economically efficient emissions reductions, in turn leveraging the necessary investment in clean technology from the private sector to drive a revolution in energy supply. After Copenhagen, governments need to increase their ambitions to reduce emissions and need to even more invest in making the energy revolution happening. Greenpeace believes that it is feasible to reach a FAB deal in Cancun at the end of this year, if their would be sufficient political will to conclude such an agreement. That political will seems to be absent at the moment, but even if a FAB deal could not be finalised in COP6, due to lack of ambition and commitment of some countries, major parts of the deal must be put in place in Cancun, specifically those related to long term finance commitments, forest protection and overall ambition of emission reductions, so that by the Environment and Development Summit in Brazil in we can celebrate a deal that keeps the world well below degrees warming with good certainty. international energy policy At present, renewable energy generators have to compete with old nuclear and fossil fuel power stations which produce electricity at marginal costs because consumers and taxpayers have already paid the interest and depreciation on the original investments. Political action is needed to overcome these distortions and create a level playing field for renewable energy technologies to compete. At a time when governments around the world are in the process of liberalising their electricity markets, the increasing competitiveness of renewable energy should lead to higher demand. Without political support, however, renewable energy remains at a disadvantage, marginalised by distortions in the world s electricity markets created by decades of massive financial, political and structural support to conventional technologies. Developing renewables will therefore require strong political and economic efforts, especially through laws that guarantee stable tariffs over a period of up to years. Renewable energy will also contribute to sustainable economic growth, high quality jobs, technology development, global competitiveness and industrial and research leadership. renewable energy targets In recent years, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as increase energy security, a growing number of countries have established targets for renewable energy. These are either expressed in terms of installed capacity or as a percentage of energy consumption. These targets have served as important catalysts for increasing the share of renewable energy throughout the world. A time period of just a few years is not long enough in the electricity sector, however, where the investment horizon can be up to years. Renewable energy targets therefore need to have short, medium and long term steps and must be legally binding in order to be effective. They should also be supported by mechanisms such as feed-in tariffs for renewable electricity generation. In order for the proportion of renewable energy to increase significantly, targets must be set in accordance with the local potential for each technology (wind, solar, biomass etc) and be complemented by policies that develop the skills and manufacturing bases to deliver the agreed quantity of renewable energy. In recent years the wind and solar power industries have shown that it is possible to maintain a growth rate of to 5% in the renewables sector. In conjunction with the European Photovoltaic Industry Association 6, the European Solar Thermal Power Industry Association and the Global Wind Energy Council 8, the European Renewable Energy Council and Greenpeace have documented the development of those industries from 99 onwards and outlined a prognosis for growth up to and. 6 references 6 SOLARGENERATION IV, SEPTEMBER 9. GLOBAL CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER OUTLOOK WHY RENEWABLES ARE HOT! MAY, 9. 8 GLOBAL WIND ENERGY OUTLOOK 8, OCTOBER 8.
17 demands for the energy sector Greenpeace and the renewables industry have a clear agenda for the policy changes which need to be made to encourage a shift to renewable sources. The main demands are:. Phase out all subsidies for fossil fuels and nuclear energy.. Internalise external (social and environmental) costs through cap and trade emissions trading.. Mandate strict efficiency standards for all energy consuming appliances, buildings and vehicles. image A PRAWN SEED FARM ON MAINLAND INDIA S SUNDARBANS COAST LIES FLOODED AFTER CYCLONE AILA. INUNDATING AND DESTROYING NEARBY ROADS AND HOUSES WITH SALT WATER. GP/STEVE MORGAN GP/PETER CATON GP/PETER CATON climate protection DEMANDS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR. Establish legally binding targets for renewable energy and combined heat and power generation. 5. Reform the electricity markets by guaranteeing priority access to the grid for renewable power generators. 6. Provide defined and stable returns for investors, for example through feed-in tariff payments.. Implement better labelling and disclosure mechanisms to provide more environmental product information. 8. Increase research and development budgets for renewable energy and energy efficiency GP/JOHN NOVIS Conventional energy sources receive an estimated $5- billion 9 in subsidies per year worldwide, resulting in heavily distorted markets. Subsidies artificially reduce the price of power, keep renewable energy out of the market place and prop up non-competitive technologies and fuels. Eliminating direct and indirect subsidies to fossil fuels and nuclear power would help move us towards a level playing field across the energy sector. Renewable energy would not need special provisions if markets factored in the cost of climate damage from greenhouse gas pollution. Subsidies to polluting technologies are perverse in that they are economically as well as environmentally detrimental. Removing subsidies from conventional electricity would not only save taxpayers money. It would also dramatically reduce the need for renewable energy support. If we do not take urgent and immediate action to protect the climate the damage could become irreversible. 5 GP/STEVE MORGAN images. AN AERIAL VIEW OF PERMAFROST TUNDRA IN THE YAMAL PENINSULA. THE ENTIRE REGION IS UNDER HEAVY THREAT FROM GLOBAL WARMING AS TEMPERATURES INCREASE AND RUSSIA S ANCIENT PERMAFROST MELTS.. SOVARANI KOYAL LIVES IN SATJELLIA ISLAND AND IS ONE OF THE MANY PEOPLE AFFECTED BY SEA LEVEL RISE: NOWADAYS, HEAVY FLOODS ARE GOING ON HERE. THE WATER LEVEL IS INCREASING AND THE TEMPERATURE TOO. WE CANNOT LIVE HERE, THE HEAT IS BECOMING UNBEARABLE. WE HAVE RECEIVED A PLASTIC SHEET AND HAVE COVERED OUR HOME WITH IT. DURING THE COMING MONSOON WE SHALL WRAP OUR BODIES IN THE PLASTIC TO STAY DRY. WE HAVE ONLY A FEW GOATS BUT WE DO NOT KNOW WHERE THEY ARE. WE ALSO HAVE TWO CHILDREN AND WE CANNOT MANAGE TO FEED THEM.. WANG WAN YI, AGE 6, SITS INSIDE HIS HOME WHERE HE LIVES WITH HIS WIFE IN ONE ROOM CARVED OUT OF THE SANDSTONE, A TYPICAL DWELLING FOR LOCAL PEOPLE IN THE REGION. DROUGHT IS ONE OF THE MOST HARMFUL NATURAL HAZARDS IN NORTHWEST CHINA. CLIMATE CHANGE HAS A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON CHINA S ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMY.. INDIGENOUS NENETS PEOPLE WITH THEIR REINDEER. THE NENETS PEOPLE MOVE EVERY OR DAYS SO THAT THEIR HERDS DO NOT OVER GRAZE THE GROUND. THE ENTIRE REGION AND ITS INHABITANTS ARE UNDER HEAVY THREAT FROM GLOBAL WARMING AS TEMPERATURES INCREASE AND RUSSIA S ANCIENT PERMAFROST MELTS. 5. A BOY HOLDS HIS MOTHER S HANDS WHILST IN A QUEUE FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF SUPPLY. SCIENTISTS ESTIMATE THAT OVER, PEOPLE, LIVING EFFECTIVELY ON THE FRONT LINE OF CLIMATE CHANGE, WILL BE DISPLACED FROM THE SUNDARBANS DUE TO SEA LEVEL RISE BY THE YEAR. GP/PETER CATON references 9 WORLD ENERGY ASSESSMENT: ENERGY AND THE CHALLENGE OF SUSTAINABILITY, UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME,.
18 implementing the energy [r]evolution GLOBAL MEXICO ENERGY POLICY BRIEF FTSM SCHEME image GREENHOUSE DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND. JOE GOUGH/DREAMSTIME bridging the gap. GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CAMPAIGN 8
19 . energy [r]evolution mexico energy policy brief legal and institutional context in the power sector legal framework Mexico s Constitution (Article ) places sole responsibility of electricity generation into the hands of the Federal state. Moreover, the Federal Commission for Electricity (CFE) - state-owned enterprise and responsible for two-thirds of Mexico s energy generation and transmission, as well as the planning for energy provision-, is bound by this article to provide energy at the least-cost option. While the Ministry of Energy (SENER) could in theory specify how to interpret this clause, it has in the past adopted a very narrow definition based solely on financial variables. This has favored the development of conventional sources of nonrenewable energy, especially gas and coal, whose use for electricity generation is expected to rise by 6% and % respectively by. The amendment of the law on public power supply of 99 and the related regulations confirmed the sole right of state enterprises to supply electricity, i.e. the right to transmit and distribute electricity and to sell electricity to final consumers. The amendments opened new opportunities for the private sector to invest in power generation, in the wake of a substantial decline in public investment in the power sector at the end of the 98s. Private enterprises are now able to engage in the following activities: self supply, cogeneration of electricity and heat, operation as small producers (< MW) or as independent power producers, the export and the import of electricity for their own use. As a result, considerable investment from the private sector has been successfully mobilized in recent years. government institutions The guidelines on energy policy and future strategies as well as projections for the power sector are drawn up by the Ministry of Energy (Secretaría de Energía SENER), while the Ministry of Finance (Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público) oversees tariff policy. All plans to expand CFE s supply capacity must be approved by the Ministry of Energy. It can issue directives for calls to tender to include independent power producers. Power purchase agreements concluded in the course of tendering procedures are for terms of to 5 years. All electricity generating facilities belonging to self-suppliers and Independent Power Producers (IPPs) must be approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission (Comisión Reguladora de Energía CRE), which is subordinated to the Energy Ministry and is also responsible for the regulation of the gas sector. By May of CRE had granted 68 power generation licenses all in all, covering a total of, MW. 5 Of these, 6 plants (almost 98%) were in operation, with a total capacity of 9, MW. Most of the % left entitled wind energy projects. The institutions involved in energy conservation or efficiency efforts are the National Commission for the Efficient Use of the Energy 6 (Conuee) and CFE through the Trust Fund for Electricity Savings (FIDE). market actors state-owned power utility (CFE) Since nationalization in 96, almost the entire power sector in Mexico has been dominated by the state providers Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), which currently has some.9 million customers (). CFE either own the power stations itself or conclude longer-term power purchase image A WORKER ASSEMBLES WIND TURBINE ROTORS AT GANSU JINFENG WIND POWER EQUIPMENT CO. LTD. IN JIUQUAN, GANSU PROVINCE, CHINA. agreements with private operators CFE meets approximately 6% of aggregate national power demand. By May CFE had a capacity of 5, MW (including IPPs). 8 independent power producers By August there were already power stations being operated by IPPs. 9 Output and power generation by self-generators and independent producers in 9 accounted for almost % of the figures quoted by CFE, underlining the importance of this sector for the Mexican electricity supply industry. small producers Small producers are defined by the electricity law as projects with a capacity of less than MW whose electricity is sold to the public utilities. A small producer could generate electricity without needing to win a bid, and it would then be paid a percentage of the short term marginal cost of the energy, but no capacity payment. There is no small producer operating in Mexico. self-suppliers Besides CFE, which are vertically integrated, and the independent power producers, which solely serve the purpose of public supply for CFE, other actors in the Mexican electricity market are engaged in self-supply projects and for export. Self-suppliers projects account for almost % of total installed capacity. A large proportion of these self-supply projects are owned and operated by the stateowned oil company Pemex, with about % of all electricity production, and private producers (%). Industrial, commercial and municipal self-supply is also permitted. In every case, however, the power purchaser (i.e. a municipality, for example) must have at least a pro forma involvement in the company generating the power. It is also possible to make use of the public transmission grid if the generation location is some distance away from the place of consumption. A number of enterprises can also found a joint subsidiary for the purposes of self-supply. Optionally, any electricity not used for the producer s own purposes at the time of generation can be sold to CFE at 85 % of the short-term marginal costs. In recent years there has been considerable growth in self-supply in the service sector. references ELECTRICITY SECTOR OUTLOOK 9- (PERSPECTIVA DEL SECTOR ELÉCTRICO 9 ). CURRENTLY, GAS REPRESENTS ABOUT 58.5% OF TOTAL GENERATION AND COAL ABOUT 8%, WHILE.5% OF GENERATION ARE PRODUCED BY OIL COMBUSTION PDF LEY DEL SERVICIO PÚBLICO DE ENERGÍA ELÉCTRICA, DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA FEDERACIÓN DEL DE DICIEMBRE DE 99; REGLAMENTO DE LA LEY DEL SERVICIO PÚBLICO DE ENERGÍA ELÉCTRICA, DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA FEDERACIÓN DEL DE MAYO DE 99. COGENERATION OF POWER AND HEAT IS MAINLY EMPLOYED IN THE MEXICAN OIL INDUSTRY (PEMEX). ONLY PLANTS RATED AT MORE THAN MW WHICH GENERATE POWER SOLELY FOR SALE TO CFE OR FOR EXPORT ARE CLASSIFIED AS INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS (IPPS). THE TASKS ARE DEFINED IN THE LEY DE LA COMISIÓN REGULADORA DE ENERGÍA, OCTOBER ST, 995 (MOST RECENTLY AMENDED VERSION OF JANUARY TH, 998). 5 RESPECTIVELY, IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION LICENSES ACCOUNT FOR 8 MW AND,8 MW. IN TOTAL, CRE AUTHORIZED A TOTAL OF,6 MW. SEE: 6 THE FORMER NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION (CONAE) BECAME CONUEE AFTER THE LAW OF SUSTAINABLE USE OF ENERGY HAS CAME INTO EFFECT (NOVEMBER 8TH, 8). GROSS POWER GENERATION IN 9 TOTALED.6 TWH, INCLUDING SUPPLIES FORM INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS. SEE: RESDEGENERACI%C%BN.ASPX 8 INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS ACCOUNTED FOR,5 MW OF THIS. SEE: RESDEGENERACI%C%BN.ASPX 9 PAGINAS/PRODUCTORESINDEPENDIENTES.ASPX PEMEX ALONE HAS AN INSTALLED POWER STATION CAPACITY OF, MW. GP/MARKEL REDONDO 9 implementing the energy [r]evolution MEXICO ENERGY POLICY BRIEF
20 WORLD ENERGY [R]EVOLUTION A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY OUTLOOK implementing the energy [r]evolution MEXICO ENERGY POLICY BRIEF participation of foreign companies Foreign companies can acquire % ownership in the segments of the power sector that do not belong directly to public power supply. For more than 9%, though, approval must be obtained from the Comisión Nacional de Inversiones Extranjeras (National Commission for Foreign Investments). renewable energy provisions for intermittent electricity from renewable energy In September the CRE published special rules on setting transmission charges and other specific issues relating to feeding and transmitting electricity from intermittent renewable forms of energy (hydropower, solar and wind energy) for self-supply projects where the generator element is located away from the consumer elements of the project and requires the use of the transmission network. They require CFE to: take the surplus energy from these systems, recognize it at the applicable hourly rates (based on the tariff applied to the enduser) and put it in a virtual energy bank. grant discounts for electricity transmission and grid connection of between 5% and % for operators of plants with a capacity of more than 5 kw. supply self-generators with electricity when demand of the user on the self-supply arrangement requires it and discount it from the virtual energy bank at the applicable hourly rates (based on the tariff applied to the end-user). It is important to note that, if the balance at the end of the year is in favor of the self-supply system, there is no monetary reimbursement and the balance goes to zero. These rules were used as a basis for devising standard contracts for agreements for connection to the grid between suppliers feeding into the grid and CFE. In early 6 the regulatory authority put forward new draft contracts according to which, even in the case of intermittent in feed, recognition is made not only for energy but also for the capacity contribution, on the basis of the monthly average of the energy supplied at peak load time, and thus deducted from the demand charges of the consumer. Additionally, on June were published the rules for connection to the grid of solar energy at small scale. That is valid for those suppliers with a capacity up to kw, and that can connect to the grid with tensions below kv. accelerated depreciation Since the beginning of 5 there has been the possibility of accelerated depreciation of up to % in the first year for investment in renewable energy projects. However, new fiscal regulations set up in 8 (such as the flat rate tax, or IETU) reduce the impact of this fiscal incentive. policy issues A lack of priority status for non-conventional, renewable forms of energy and the absence of any separate regulations have hampered the widespread use of renewable energy in the past. Major constraints in this respect are the monopolistic position of the state suppliers and the statutory obligation to purchase or produce at minimum costs. subsidies Energy pricing policies established by the federal government grant consumption subsidies to certain sectors, particularly for the agricultural (water pumping) and residential sectors. These electricity subsidies represent, on the average, more than 5% of the real cost of energy, which reduces end-users economic feasibility of energy-saving measures feasibility. These subsidies are regressive, since they favor more the richest segments of the population. Since early 8, in addition, the government is heavily subsidizing the consumption of gasoline, diesel and LPG also favoring more the minority of population who owns a car. Furthermore, subsidies to CFE make private sector power generators face prices depressed, which do not reflect costs of electricity generation. This explains the proliferation of self-suppliers to commercial and industrial entities which overall pay higher electricity prices. social issues in renewable energy project deployment As the wind power projects become a reality in Mexico, issues related to the contractual arrangements between local communities and project developers have aroused, with complaints from parts of the local populations about the fairness of the contracts and about breach of contract on the part of the project developers. These have lead to calls for specific rules and practices. price uncertainty for self suppliers with and without renewable energy As referred above, the regulatory provisions for intermittent electricity from renewable energy self-supply projects are based on electricity tariffs (more specifically hourly rates), which can be (and have been) changed by the federal government without consideration of their impacts on the self-supply projects in general (not only those with renewable energy). So, as long as this is not legislated and put into a law, the only regulatory instrument that gives incentives for renewable energy has the drawback of significant uncertainty. transport policy Mexico has no policy framework to foster urban or inter-urban sustainable transport. Everywhere in the country the lobbies of land speculators, vehicle dealers and construction companies push for urban models that go against the general interest. Urban sprawl and road infrastructure designed for private cars grow, while mass transit worsens, let alone the possibility of walking or riding bicycles. Urban development and urban transport are the incumbency of municipal authorities, yet their term is just three years, without possibility for reelection, which means that any policy with a long-term vision is virtually impossible to implement. In the inter-urban domain the government sold its rail assets to different companies without a clear regulation to ensure adequate coordination. Therefore the proportion of freight that is moved by rail has been dramatically reduced, and passenger rail transport has been withdrawn in all but a couple of scenic tourist lines. references RESOLUTION RES//. DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA FEDERACIÓN, DECEMBER ST, ; MODIFICACIÓN ARTÍCULO, FRACCIÓN XII DE LA LEY DEL IMPUESTO SOBRE LA RENTA.
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