Press conference and energy report on the question What will the global energy supply of the future be like? Can the climate still be protected in the face of economic recession?

Global Report launch: Energy [R]evolution: Global Sustainable Energy Outlook

Monday, 27 October 2008

10am CET

Haus der Bundespressekonferenz

Schiffbauerdamm 40, 10117 Berlin - Germany

Hamburg/Amsterdam, 16. 10. 2008

Dear Sir or Madam,

Gigantic sums of money have evaporated completely in the past few weeks of global financial crisis. Meanwhile a much more urgent problem has for a short time receded into the background. Climate change threatens not only the financial sector but the whole of mankind. We want to show you what positive effects consistent action to protect the climate can also have for the economy. The report presented at this press conference, energy [r]evolution - A Sustainable Global Energy Outlook - contains a detailed analysis of the global potential in energy efficiency and of the transport sector, together with an analysis of global and regional developments in costs in the electricity sphere until 2030.

Acting on behalf of Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council, scientists at the German Aerospace Research Centre and Dutch energy institute, Ecofys, have examined what the alternatives are for supplying energy in industrialised countries and the up-and-coming developing countries of China and India, and when the further expansion of coal-fired power plants in these countries can be stopped. A new political instrument for supporting renewable energy in developing countries will be presented.

Copies of the new 210 page report with one global and 10 regional energy scenarios, an executive summary will be online on October 27th, 2008, 10 AM CET under:


For more information contact:

Sven Teske, energy expert, Greenpeace International, +49-171-8787 552

Alex Dawe, Greenpeace International communications officer, + 31 629001146