Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published on May 9, 2011 in Abu Dhabi (UAE) is most comprehensive document on renewable energy sources, available technologies and potential of renewable energy sources. The reportÂ included 164 possible scenarios for renewable energy and the basic conclusionsÂ of the report indicates that, in theory, renewable energy sources
Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published on May 9, 2011 in Abu Dhabi (UAE) is most comprehensive document on renewable energy sources, available technologies and potential of renewable energy sources.
The reportÂ included 164 possible scenarios for renewable energy and the basic conclusionsÂ of the report indicates that, in theory, renewable energy sources can meet theÂ total world demand for energy, while realistic, with the current trends and
future technology development expected to be 77% of world energy gain fromÂ renewable sources.
TheÂ report also included other aspects of renewable energy sources such as effectsÂ on health, energy security, generating new business, etc. The abbreviatedÂ report of the IPCC can be found below this text.
InitialÂ reactions to the report were distributed. While most, especially governmentÂ officials, supported by this report there is a group of experts who believeÂ that the report had overlooked some very important facts. According to LewisÂ Page, 50 percent share of renewables in global energy mix is â€‹â€‹possible only ifÂ the United States and Europe, which currently consume about 200 exojules of energyÂ per year, reduce their consumption by one third. However, even this conditionÂ is not sufficient to achieve the stated percentage. Critics of the reportÂ suggest that this scenario it is realistic only if the population does notÂ continue the current growth and that over two billion people remain withoutÂ electricity, as is the case today in the Sub-Saharan Africa.
RegardlessÂ of the disadvantages of the report, it can serve as a good guide for theÂ development of energy strategies of countries. It is inevitable that renewableÂ energy sources are getting more and more important, therefore, the report urgesÂ lawmakers to adapt the existing laws of renewable energy sources to becomeÂ cost-effective and accessible to a wider number of investors.
BosniaÂ and Herzegovina has made a good step in this direction, because both entityÂ governments have adopted or are working on the adoption of systems to supportÂ development of renewable sources in the country and is realistic to expectÂ future investment in this area.
TheÂ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading internationalÂ body for the assessment of climate change. IPCC was established by the UnitedÂ Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) within the World Meteorology Organization
(WMO), with the support of the General Assembly of the UN. The IPCC aims toÂ scientifically prove and present climate changes and climate change effects onÂ society and economic trends in particular.