Environmental activist organization Greenpeace published its most recent â€œEnergy Revolutionâ€ Sunday, the latest of a series of annual surveys dating back to 2005. In this latest analysis, Greenpeace Senior Advisor Dr. Sven Teske suggests 100 percent renewable energy is possible on a global scale by 2050.
The prediction sounds idealistic, but in the past equally dramatic Greenpeace predictions have proven accurate. In fact, the US-based Meister Consultants Group concluded earlier this year that â€œthe worldâ€™s biggest energy agencies, financial institutions and fossil fuel companies for the most part seriously under-estimated just how fast the clean power sector could and would grow,â€ whereas Greenpeace did not.
So why are Greenpeaceâ€™s predictions so accurate?